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    Stories of Hope

    Guadalupe Alejos, who received a kidney transplant 50 years ago, standing in front of the Kidney Transplant Center sign

    Transplant Throwback: Guadalupe Alejos 

    Name: Guadalupe Alejos Age: 77 Home: Grand Rapids Transplant: Kidney at Trinity Health Kidney Transplant Center…

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    Heart transplant recipient Rachel Kuntzsch

    Lansing heart recipient saves lives by telling her story of hope

    Life was “exceedingly rich” for Rachel Kuntzsch when it nearly slipped into darkness forever. She…

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    Double lung transplant recipient Debora Dearring

    Volunteer Spotlight: Gift of lungs motivates Debora Dearring to share her own spirit and compassion

    Debora Dearring lived at Henry Ford Hospital for nine months, seven of them waiting and…

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    Tristan Johnson walking across the lacrosse field carrying his game gear

    Grueling time on dialysis ends with ultimate gift

    Organ donor saves star high school athlete who then literally pays it forward to help…

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    Aarolyn McCullough stands in front of Henry Ford Hospital, where she received her liver transplant in 2011.

    Volunteer Spotlight: Liver transplant recipient dreams big

    Volunteer wants to help transplant families with House of Hope for extended stays in Detroit …

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    Philip Perry holds up a sign highlighting that 95% of adults support organ donation but only 57% have signed up to be donors.

    Monroe man raises awareness about organ donation while waiting for a new heart

    Philip Perry is trying to stay busy and remain healthy – anything he can do…

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