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Liver Life Walk Phoenix 2014

Team Theresa

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Hi Everyone

I am sharing this with you. I hope you will join us on the walk or make a donation on Behalf of My Sister Theresa.This is only a small part of her Journey. I pasted it here and on the sites below. Just Click to donate or Join TEAM THERESA.Thank you in advance. Clara

 

 

Theresa Gomez is my sister and I am sharing parts of her story of her liver transplants.  She was diagnosed with liver disease at an early age.  Despite doctors saying that she would be unable to have children, she proved them wrong and had a daughter Leticia and a son Ernest. Leticia has given her 2 grandchildren, Briana and Estvan who lovingly call her Mamacita.

 

After many years of suffering her liver began to fail and she was put on the liver donor list.  Her first transplant was on October 29, 1995 at age 38.  She and her family flew toOmaha,Nebraskawhere the transplant was performed. Technology was not as sophisticated in 1995, but she survived and made it through this painful surgery.  Leticia, Ernest and her husband Ernie of 38 years stood by her side. Of course she had good days and bad days. In 2004, she began to have more health issues and it was confirmed she needed a second transplant and again was placed on the donor list. She and the family went through many challenges. On January 17, 2005 she underwent her second successful transplant at Mayo Clinic inScottsdale,AZat age 48.

 

I was able to spend a month with her during her recovery. She was amazing.

 

The whole time I spent with Theresa she never once complained. Even though I could see she was in pain, she would never complain. Every time someone would ask her how she was doing, she would say, ?I?m doing fine?. Through this entire journey with her transplants she remains positive and strong. She is my hero.

 

Last year she participated in The Liver Walk. She wants to help to help others live a life free of liver disease.

 

Please help and join Theresa on this part of her journey.

 

Team Theresa Raised
Gold Medal Clara Dixon $1,358.00
Frances Bunce $0.00
Ernie Gomez $0.00
Bronze Medal Theresa Gomez $430.00
Julie Littenberg $15.00
Mary Margolis $25.00
Elizabeth Yoshimura $0.00
Denotes a Team Captain