“If the transplant is successful the 26-year-old soon can seize a normal life that she has never fully enjoyed.”
At just 26, Lumberton Ohio’s Catherine Gold requires an intestine, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, and liver transplant to fight the rare disease chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. She was diagnosed at five weeks old.
Today, Catherine spends eight to ten hours per day connected to an intravenous heart catheter with nightly nutrition infusions.
Her journey has included ups and downs, hospitalizations, infections, and ICU stays. She joined the transplant waiting list in March of this year. Catherine and her family have set a $50,000 goal for their fundraising push with Help Hope Live.Written by Emily Progin