Transplant Surgery Patient Stories

Trae Hamilton

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Receiving a Kidney at Age 2

Hockey playing dad, Travis Hamilton, recounts the story of hope that brought renewed life to his young son, Trae.Learn More
Beckham Kid Captain

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It's All Heart for this Four-year-old

Beckham Scadlock is a typical 4-year-old all wrapped up in a compact body topped by an impish grin and a mop of curly hair. His atypical start in life included a heart transplant before he was two weeks old.

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Cedar Rapids Pastor Is Eternally Grateful

Liver transplant renews life and vitality of Cedar Rapids pastor.

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Extreme Makeover: Iowan gets new lungs and fixed heart

Thanks to a dedicated team, Martha "Korkee" Carruthers is the only patient in Iowa to ever receive a lung transplant and a CABG at the same time.

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Sioux City Transplant Recipient

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Heart Recipient Says His Transplant Was the Ultimate Gift

Steve Stille says he started thinking about his donor even before the transplant...and every day since. "It's very difficult to describe how you feel about that person, because without that donor I wouldn't be sitting here today talking to you."

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April Gross, lung transplant recipient

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New Lungs, New Life

Because of her cystic fibrosis, April Gross found it exhausting just getting in and out of bed. Now after her successful lung transplant, she's running 20k races.

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Kaylee, a liver transplant survivor

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UI Treats Youngest Liver Transplant Patient

Spending the first three months of her life in a hospital, Kaylee overcame her health crisis to become the youngest liver transplant patient ever recorded.

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