Whether it’s skiing, swimming or zip-lining, Chris and Amanda Gilbreath enjoy the outdoors and physical activities year-round with their sons 7-year-old John and 16-year-old Codie. But this kind of family fun wasn’t always easy or even possible for John. Born with failing kidneys that had to be removed, John required nightly 10-hour sessions of peritoneal […]
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Dev Desai, M.D., Ph.D. Surgical Director of Visceral Transplant, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Immunology, UT Southwestern WHAT HE DOES: Performs kidney and liver transplants, many times traveling to procure the donor organ. BORN AWORLD AWAY: Spent his first two years of life in Bulsar, India; makes regular visits to see […]
May 8, 2012 — Janet St. James of WFAA Ch. 8, covers the Mother’s Day gift a North Texas Mother is giving to her 3-year-old son.
Andrea and Gilly Riojas welcomed Rylynn, their only child, in May 2009. But their precious little angel suffered a life-threatening heart problem – and the family turned to Children’s for the medical attention and heart transplant Rylynn so desperately needed. Here’s, a heartwarming pictorial look at the toddler’s lifesaving journey. Related Posts Going […]
The idea of attending a camp for transplant recipients didn’t really appeal to Libby Arterburn until her sophomore year of high school. “I don’t know why I chose that year,” the now 18-year-old liver transplant recipient said. Maybe it was because she spent so much time in the hospital that year from contracting H1N1 “way […]
Q: I’ve heard about an organ crisis. What does that mean? A: It means that the need for organ transplants vastly supersedes available organs. That has always been the case, and it continues to be the case today. Q: What do you say to families to explain the benefit of organ donation? A: One of […]
March 1, 2012: CBS Ch. 11 covers the story of Blake Pearce, a teenage boy in need of a new kidney. Blake, his mom and transplant surgeon Dr. Dev Desai are interviewed.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet a special patient, Zach Guillot. The 7-year-old is notorious, as his mom says, around the hospital because of the “antics” he’s involved in on the floor where he is undergoing chemotherapy and waiting to receive a second bone marrow transplant. Zach was readmitted to Children’s […]
Children’s is regularly featured in the news for a variety of reasons, and we had a few stories come out this week that we wanted to share. Transplant patient on Today Show tomorrow Lyndon Baty has been a patient at Children’s since he was 3. The 15-year-old from Knox City, Texas, spent nearly all of […]
Editor’s Note: When Jude Cobler, 6, of Plano, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in August 2010, the diagnosis was difficult for his family to accept. It was harder still when traditional therapies failed. In October 2010, the Cobler family learned that Jude would need a bone marrow transplant. This procedure would rid Jude of […]