CATEGORY: Transplants

Evan and Avery

Cups of kindness: why Avery’s lemonade stand is THE cool place...

Avery Ranieri isn’t just a kid with a lemonade stand. She’s a 9-year-old on a mission. Avery wants to help other children like her little brother, Evan Ranieri, who was born with kidney disease...
Female transplant patient taking a selfie with a female physician

Transplant patients return to say thank you

Six months after his kidney transplant, Michael Haggard and his wife Bekki made the journey from Miami to Tampa just to say four words: “Thank you for everything.” Shay Manning, who was one of...

Florida woman feels "awesome" after TGH's 500th...

Until last month, Jeanette Ebaugh was tethered to an oxygen tank, confined to her Port St. Lucie home. An incurable lung disease scarred her lungs, making it difficult to breathe. But last month,...
Man playing an acoustic guitar

Could a Machine Fix Danny’s Broken Heart?

Danny Leandres woke up in a hospital bed. He didn’t know what had happened to him. Or that he had almost died. A nurse was the first person he saw. He asked if he was dreaming. She began, gently,...
Frank Spurlin

30 Years Later, a Heart Still Beating

Cardiologist Dr. Mark Weston narrated as he guided a catheter through the arteries of his patient, Glen Frank Spurlin. “Now we’re going to look at the left artery,” he told Spurlin. If both...
Edward Mosconi

After 11 years on oxygen, a second chance.

Edward Mosconi, 68, became Tampa General’s 400th lung transplant patient when he received a double lung transplant in August 2014. See the video.
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