• Anonymous  

    In 2002, I was placed on dialysis because of kidney failure due to Lupus. At first, I only needed dialysis for a few weeks because my kidneys started to work again. But then in June 2004, I had another lupus flare-up and was placed back on dialysis again but this time I wasn't so lucky—it was permanent. I remained on dialysis for 2 years.

  • Bill West

    Like most people, I've had moments in my life when I found myself grateful for my experiences. My gratitude involves good health, a great family, an education, and the fortune to be born and raised in a great country. My concept of gratitude changed after receiving a liver transplant in May 2004 at Tulane's Abdominal Transplant Institute.