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NEWS: 09/29/2018 - The Register-Guard

Albany Teen Seeks Second Liver Transplant

Chrystee Houser is hoping for a second miracle. Fifteen years ago, Houser’s son Rhyson was just 10 months old when his failing liver was replaced with a healthy one from a donor. Now, that liver is failing, and Rhyson and his family are hoping for...
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NEWS: 09/19/2018 - The Register-Guard

Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said -- even though Goudge had a friend ready to be her living donor. But then, she found a hospital on...
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NEWS: 08/27/2018 - The Daily Astorian

Hood to Coast Relay Team Celebrates Gift of Life

Living donors, recipients, family members -- they have come together now for 21 years to walk in the Portland to Coast relay and honor the donations and transplantations they've experienced. They are celebrating life together.
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NEWS: 08/27/2018 - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Milton-Freewater Runner Garners Bronze in Transplant Games

After suffering kidney disease at age 26 and receiving a living kidney donation from a family friend in Deecember 2011, Steve Porter of Milton-Freewater has gone on to compete in the 2018 Transplant Games of America and bring home a bronze medal.
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NEWS: 07/29/2018 - Corvallis Gazette-Times

A Heart for Others, Teen's Death Has Far-reaching Impact

In March 2016, Vicky Johnson was just 58 years old, but thought she had reached the end of her life-long battle with congestive heart failure and was preparing her obituary. 500 miles away, Isabel Santoro, 14, had tired of being bullied by her...
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NEWS: 07/26/2018 - Camas-Washougal Post-Record

The 'Heart' of Camas Days

Laurie Havener received a heart transplant in October 2016. Now the focus of her efforts is on spreading awareness in honor of her donor, Rachel.
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