Racing forward: A recipient’s journey from transplant to half marathon

By Ameen Tabatabai, liver recipient For as long as I can remember, playing sports and staying active has been my lifestyle. When I was in elementary school, I played basketball all day, every day. I dribbled the basketball to school, shot hoops before the bell rang, played pick-up games at recess, dribbled the basketball home, […]

Brazil’s “immortal fans” support their home team, even after death

Though soccer fans in countries throughout the world will unite over the next five weeks to support their nation in the 2014 World Cup, there is no doubt that through it all their hearts remains with their home team.   Nowhere does that ring more true than with fans of Sport Club Recife (SCR), a local […]

Supporting children through grief

Jen Gutzmer, MA, LMHCA Family Support Coordinator   For adults, it can be hard to comprehend the death of an important person in our lives. We stumble through feelings of confusion, disbelief, and sadness. Sometimes we experience anger, guilt, or regret. There are moments when we feel like we’re finding our way forward and other […]

A Celebration of New Beginnings: National Donate Life Month

The gift of life is something to be celebrated every day, however April marks a particularly special time to rally around donation.  Donate Life Month is a national initiative focused on thanking those who make donation possible, celebrating a second chance at life for transplant recipients, and bringing the donation community together to raise awareness […]

A New Heart Leads to Love

Celebrated worldwide in various traditions, Valentine’s Day is a holiday focused on expressing love and affection, and is almost exclusively represented by one ubiquitous symbol: a heart. The depiction of a heart can mean many things to many different people; to Cindy Kehl it is a multi-faceted representation of life, loss, and love. Cardiomyopathy, a […]