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An Extraordinary Career Giving People Ordinary Lives

An Extraordinary Career Giving People Ordinary Lives

After a 48-year career, transplant nurse Gigi Spicer finally retired in the spring. That lasted for 20 days. “I got a call from Tulane saying they knew I retired and asking if I wanted to take up an interim position helping to rebuild their...

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“Somehow, someday, I will affect someone’s life”

“Somehow, someday, I will affect someone’s life”

“Maria was born the queen bee,” remembers Susie Diaz fondly. Her little girl was the youngest of three, with two older brothers aged 7 and 9 at her birth in December of 1981. “She was just so cute, and much more feisty than our boys.” The queen...

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Navy vet on a mission to promote kidney health

Navy vet on a mission to promote kidney health

For Wallace Green, prevention would have made all the difference. “I had kidney disease at a very young age and of course, I wasn’t aware of it,” said Wallace, now 64 and a two-time kidney recipient. “It wasn’t until my kidneys started to fail...

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Matched for Donation, Friends for Life

Matched for Donation, Friends for Life

A good friend gives you what you need when you need it. A great friend accepts that rule with no limitations. Mary Stokes has such a friend in Heather Cordasco, and that friendship saved one life and inspired countless others. When Mary’s...

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Over the Rainbow: Motherhood and the Gift of Life

Over the Rainbow: Motherhood and the Gift of Life

Gwen Mutter knows that being a mother is one of life’s greatest gifts. Her daughter, Stephanie Green, found that out as well after adopting a newborn baby girl in early 2012. What both of them understood was that to give your child everything is...

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Driven: A NASCAR Driver Pays it Forward

Driven: A NASCAR Driver Pays it Forward

Joey Gase may be a rising star in NASCAR but he’s also a 24-year-old who, not too long ago, had to make the hardest decision he may ever face. Joey was 18 when his mother, Mary Jo, suffered a brain aneurysm at the age of 44 which tragically took...

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Finding the Light: Through My Sister’s Eyes

Finding the Light: Through My Sister’s Eyes

Jackie Hall lost her older sister, Erma, to breast cancer in 2015. Six years had separated them, but not much else. The two had already been through so much together—the passing of their father and the near-total degeneration of Jackie’s eyesight...

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Heart of an Activist: The Unstoppable Dr. Rodgers-Rose

Heart of an Activist: The Unstoppable Dr. Rodgers-Rose

Well into her 80th year and her second heart, Dr. La Francis Rodgers-Rose hasn’t slowed down. After a lifetime on the go, the community activist, university teacher and heart transplant recipient is currently gearing up to host the 14th annual...

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