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21. #50YearsofTransplant: Paul Lee<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Paul%20Lee.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />21. #50YearsofTransplant: Paul LeePaul Lee started his morning like any other day until he suddenly felt extreme abdominal pain. He went into the ER thinking it was indigestion; little did he know he would wake up a week later with a liver transplant.
20. #50YearofTransplant: Megan Culleton<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Megan%20and%20family.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />20. #50YearofTransplant: Megan CulletonToday we share the story of the wife of a double-lung transplant recipient. Megan Culleton shares her experience of being introduced to the transplant community and her commitment and gratitude for the entire organ donation process.
19. #50YearsofTransplant: Todd Hauptman<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Todd%20Hauptman.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />19. #50YearsofTransplant: Todd HauptmanFrom a young age, Todd Hauptman battled Alport Syndrome. Finally in 2010 and after years of dialysis, Todd received a kidney from his good friend Tanya. Post-transplant his life has been improved drastically allowing him to lead a happy and healthy life.
18. #50YearsofTransplant: Kristin Copes<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Kristin%20Copes.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />18. #50YearsofTransplant: Kristin CopesKristin Copes has worked at BC Transplant for the last five years in two different roles consistently supporting organ donation and transplantation. Her passion for the transplant community has been very strong from the beginning of her career.
17. #50YearsofTransplant: Ciaran Martin<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Ciaran%20Martin.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />17. #50YearsofTransplant: Ciaran MartinChelsea Sonoda, a donor family member shares the story of her brother, Ciaran, who donated his organs when he passed away at the young age of 16 due to a car accident. Today, the entire family advocates for organ donation.
16. #50YearsofTransplant: Brian Parsons<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Brian%20Parsons.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />16. #50YearsofTransplant: Brian ParsonsBrian Parsons received a new heart 11 years ago. After his transplant, he has been able to go back to work as a firefighter, watch his grandkids grow up and ultimately have a new chance at life.
15. #50YearsofTransplant: Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Tom%20Blydt-Hansen.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />15. #50YearsofTransplant: Dr. Tom Blydt-HansenTransplantation is rapidly becoming the preferred treatment of choice for a variety of diseases. There has been a transformational shift in thinking about what constitutes post-transplant success with more attention being given to quality of life.
14. #50YearsofTransplant: Lannie Aquino and Sarah Kaigon<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/ICBC%20Story%20%20Sarah%20and%20Lannie.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />14. #50YearsofTransplant: Lannie Aquino and Sarah KaigonThis story highlights our partnership with ICBC and their dedicated staff who inform the public on the importance of organ donation. Lannie and Sarah share their experiences and personal reasons for supporting BC Transplant.
13. #50YearsofTransplant: Clare Bannon, Jane Kerr and Lynn Mori<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Clare,%20Lynn,%20Jane%20Final.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />13. #50YearsofTransplant: Clare Bannon, Jane Kerr and Lynn MoriClare, Jane and Lynn met 29 years ago working in the renal/transplant unit at VGH. This story shares their journey as they not only become best friends throughout the years, but they continue to support each other as strong advocates for organ donation.
12. #50YearsofTransplant: Kathleen Libelt and John Beddis<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Kathleen%20and%20John.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />12. #50YearsofTransplant: Kathleen Libelt and John BeddisIn this story we share the experience of a couple; a husband who gave the gift of life to his wife in the form of a kidney.

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