Catherine Needs Your Help
Catherine is suffering from intestinal failure and is waiting for an intestine, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, and liver transplant in Cleveland, OH.
October 12, 2022
Catherine had her transplant on May 25, 2022. She had small intestine and partial colon. The past few months have been rough but she is improving daily. She is eating and doing tube feeds, now off of the Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). She has a little ways to go toward full recovery but we are taking this one day at a time. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of this journey with us.
June 6, 2022
We are so happy to share that after 3 years of waiting Catherine FINALLY received the ultimate gift of an intestinal and partial colon transplant on 5/25/22! Catherine’s transplant journey started in Cleveland, OH where she was listed with the Cleveland Clinic for five organs. Eventually, Catherine was able to move back home to North Carolina where she was listed with Duke. After several assessments and discussions, the medical team decided Catherine could have a good outcome with an intestine and partial colon transplant only. This was amazing news.
Catherine is now 12 days post-transplant and her medical team is very pleased with her progress so far. She will remain inpatient at Duke for 1-3 months. While she is doing well, she has a long road of recovery ahead of her. Please continue to keep Catherine is your thoughts and prayers.
We want to thank everyone for donating to Help Hope Live to help Catherine pay for her medical expenses. Donations made continue to help so much as the cost for the much-needed transplant and medications are tremendously expensive.
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September 29, 2020
Prayers and blessings
October 29, 2019
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and smart, as you always have.
June 23, 2019
Dear Catherine, We've known you for forever and loved you just as long. You've a very special spirit. There is no force in this world that can stop you. Be well and know you are constantly in our thoughts.
Love, Sheri and Stewart
Sheri and Stewart Chance