Real People Real Stories

Transplant Recipients:

Terri Pilawa lung transplant survivor

Hi I’m Maria (Terri) Pilawa

I’m a Double Lung Transplant Recipient. I was diagnosed with NSIP Pulmonary Fibrosis. My struggles began in 2009, Read Terri’s full story…

Lisa Maria

Hi I’m Lisa Marie Intravaia

I was diagnosed with diabetes (known then as “Juvenile onset”, what we now call type I Insulin dependent) when I was 12 years old. Read Lisa’s full story here…

Patrick Culnane heart transplant survivor

Hi I’m Patrick Culnane

I am Heart Transplant Recipient. I suffered my first heart attack in 2010, barely alive flown to UCLA Read Patrick’s Story…

Becky Mintz heart transplant survivor

Hi I’m Becky Mintz

At age 44 Becky had a double massive heart attack that damaged her heart so significantly she needed a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) Read Becky’s Story here…

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Hi I am June Monroe

I’m a teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. On 3/9/05 she donated a kidney to her brother, Brian at UCLA. Read June’s Story here…

Dinora kidney transplant survivor

Hi I’m Dinora Arambula

Life wasn’t easy before my kidney transplant, treatments were painful and tedious sometimes. Years ago, I was diagnosed with kidney disease, Read Dinora’s full story…

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Hi I’m Arlett Valencia

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and I’m a kidney recipient 3 years post-transplant. My journey began at the young age of 7, Read Arlett’s story…