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Lois’s Story

For several years, Lois has quietly suffered with NASH advanced liver disease, but more recently, she has been fighting the biggest hardship of her life. Living with advanced liver disease was not easy, with major symptoms including constant nausea, cognitive struggles, and persistent swelling. After extensive evaluations by Emory University Hospital, where she’d been seen at the transplant clinic for a couple years prior, she was enlisted for liver transplantation in the summer of 2017.

Updates (9)

November 29, 2018

It’s been a while since an update, but, in this case, no news is good news! Since Mom was released from rehabilitation in March, she has been recovering and gaining her strength back. Though there have been some small setbacks here and there, Mom is in overall healthy condition. The transplant team at Emory are still working to find the right balance of anti-rejection medications and those to combat the side effects of those medications.
We’re on the right track, that’s for sure! And she sure appreciates all of the love and support from you all.


March 22, 2018

Mom is officially released!!!! Yesterday she was discharged from Rehab for home. She worked very hard during her stay there and has gained enough strength to be back on her feet. Although she’s still a bit unstable on her legs, her health IS stable and well! In the next few weeks, we’ll be making several trips to the transplant clinic for check ups. Meanwhile, she’ll be continuing physical therapy at home.


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March 24, 2018

Hi Lois, great news that you are released from Rehab! Much love and prayers for your continued strength and healing!

Nancy Skellie Gerhardt

March 23, 2018

Praises! And prayers that each day she will grow stronger.


February 8, 2018

Dear Lois, I'm so happy to hear of the success of your transplant and am sending you so many prayers! I love you!

Nancy Skellie Gerhardt

February 6, 2018

I was thinking about you on my way to work this morning! I am so happy for your transplant and I pray for a speedy recovery!

Becca Reed