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I’m so happy to announce that Weill Cornell’s Transplant team has located a very good kidney donor match for Betsy. Her living renal transplant is scheduled on 8/6/2015 at NY Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical College.

While her friends planned their Sweet 16’s, my sister, Betsy Morrissey (’84), struggled with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). During her freshman year at Sacred Heart Academy, Betsy went into sudden kidney failure. In 1981, after a grueling stretch of dialysis, she received the most precious gift of all – a kidney from our mother. Over the next 18 years, Betsy required two additional kidney transplants (1992,1999) — her second gift-of-life came from a cousin and the third donor was our father, a colon cancer survivor.

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May 7, 2016

Thank you to all those who have supported Betsy over the past year! Your prayers, good wishes and donations have allowed her to recover from her 4th transplant and continue to gain her strength.
I would ask that for a special prayer intention today as she is having gall bladder surgery today which we hope will resolve the pain she has been experiencing from gall stones.
Thank you again for all your support!
Courtney Brennan

December 21, 2015

By mid December 2015, my shortness of breath symptoms began to improve. I had developed several painful infections and ulcers caused by over immunosuppression.
After following up with my transplant team and re-adjusting all my immunosuppressant medications, my body’s immune system was strengthened a bit and was able to slowly
begin healing. This past week was less painful and I was able to get out more.

Thank you to those of you who read my site and have contributed to help with my out of pocket medical expenses. Each contribution is greatly appreciated.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Happy Healthy New Year!

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June 8, 2015

Thank you to all those praying for me and to my supporters! I appreciate all your efforts!

Betsy Morrisssey

June 8, 2015

Thank you for your encouraging words, Elaine!

Betsy M

April 2, 2015

Betsy, Keep on staying strong that a match will be found very soon!! I feel like a miracle will happen very soon! Hugs,

Cousin Elaine

March 25, 2015

Love you Cousin Betsy, a true exsample of courage and inspiration to all! Always sending you love and warmth ! Xoxoxoxo hugs