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Raising awareness of the critical need for organ transplant donors through public education and advocating for donors and their families
On Friday, October 21, 2016 over 280 guests took The Incredible Journey with The Living Bank, as we celebrated the lives of those who have given and those who have received the life-saving gift of organ donation. Chairs, Ileana Treviño, daughters Mari Treviño, and Margot Treviño Rosson’s, lives were forever altered when husband and father, Michael Treviño, received a liver transplant in November 2014. Our honoree for this special evening was Kayla Lehmann, kidney transplant recipient and Executive Director of Nora’s Home for transplant patients and their families. Many living organ donors and transplant recipients attended with their families celebrating life together. The Texas Medical Center transplant community came out in support, including CHI St. Luke’s Baylor, Houston Methodist, The John L. Hern Foundation, LifeGift, National Kidney Foundation, Nora’s Home, Memorial Hermann and Texas Children’s Hospital. 1
HONOREE, KAYLA LEHMANN Kayla Lehmann, most notably, a wife, mother, grandmother, friend and colleague is of immeasurable importance to those who know her, both personally and professionally. Kayla is the recipient of a life-saving kidney transplant! She has always given herself in service as a volunteer and has been active in the Houston community for over twenty years, supporting many non-profit organizations in addition to her professional career. Following her kidney transplant in 2010 at Houston Methodist, Kayla naturally gravitated to serving within the transplant center, bringing support and encouragement to others awaiting transplant and to fellow transplant patients as they returned to clinic for post-transplant treatment. She saw the need for those who were not fortunate enough to be close to the Texas Medical Center during their pre and post-operative treatments both from the standpoint of lodging but also the necessary care needed during the recipient’s stay. In 2012, before there was brick and mortar, she took a step of faith and accepted the position of Executive Director of Nora’s Home, working to help the organ transplant community and to make Nora’s Home for transplant patients and their families, a reality. She is now blazing ahead, building phase two, and is already envisioning phase three of Nora’s Home into existence. Kayla works tirelessly on the endeavors she undertakes in life and does so with grace, humility and a generous spirit.
On October 22, 2015 Charles Rosson’s father, Larry Rosson, received his living kidney transplant from an unknown altruistic donor. Eight days later, on October 30, 2015, his mother Beverly donated her kidney to an unknown recipient in Arizona, 1,700 miles away. Their surgeries were performed at the Mayo Clinic-Rochester.
On September 20, 2006 Carson Kainer received a kidney transplant. His father, Ron Kainer, was Carson’s living donor. The surgeries were performed at Texas Children’s Hospital.
SHAHZAD BASHIR On September 27, 2014 Shahzad Bashir received a liver transplant. The surgery was performed at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Shahzad’s experience has fervently compelled him to reach out to the Muslim community and dispel misinformation about organ donation.
1. Carson Kainer, kidney transplant recipient and wife Lacey. Parents, Kristi and Ron Kainer; Ron was Carson’s living kidney donor, Kelly Perdue, President and CEO of The Living Bank, Kristin and Shawn Guarisco, kidney transplant recipient. 2. Joy Horak-Brown President and CEO of New Hope Housing, Marian Davenport, Dr. Joan S. Anderson, Co-founder of The Living Bank, and Charlotte Marchesseau. 3. Flowers graciously donated by H-E-B 4. Living Kidney Donors: Lori Taylor-LeDet, Danna Edson, Subbu Venkat, Lacey Treviño, and Olivia Miller 5. Nora’s Home executive team, Marilda Daniels, Manager of Operations, Jane Brann, Financial Director and kidney recipient, Kayla Lehman, Executive Director, and Natalie Lencioni Raymer, Associate Director. 6.Blake Arbour, Lindsay Lehmann Arbour, Jamie Lehmann, Kayla Lehmann, Beverly Aucion, Red Aucion and Jim Lehmann 7. Nancy Ames and Danny Ward, Ward & Ames Special Events
8. Karina Fernandez, Director of Education and Outreach for The Living Bank, Gavin Morgan, heart transplant recipient, and Michael Treviño, liver transplant recipient. Gavin had his heart transplant at 3-months old, now he’s a 10-year old young man with a story to share 9. Front: Patia and Linda Strickland, Mary Lee Wallace, Back: Georgia Bentlif, Mike and Cathy Gentry, John Harrison, Charlynn and Steve Rothbauer 10. Bryan Glass, Mari Treviño, Charles Rosson, Margot Treviño Rosson, Ileana Treviño, Michael Treviño, April White, and Miguel Treviño 11. David Torres, Leslie Meigs, kidney transplant recipient and father, Jody Meigs, Leslie’s living kidney donor 12. Feroze Bashir, Saria Khan, Sania Kahn, Salman Bashir, Shiasta Khan Bashir, Shahzad Bashir, liver transplant recipient, Barbara Finnegan and Todd Tennell *To view the complete gallery please visit our website
THANK YOU TO ALL THE 2016 CELEBRATE LIFE, THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY SUPPORTERS NAV I G ATO RS
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Camille and James Tichenor
The JLH Foundation
TRAVELERS Diane and James D’Agostino/Sally and Jim McDevitt/J’Anne and Jeff Rawson/ Linda and Steven Webster In honor of Kayla Lehmann Shaista and Shahzad Bashir Ann and Clarence Cazalot Dr. Harold and Sandra Fields
H-E-B Houston Methodist Hospital Kayla and Jim Lehmann LifeGift Limb Design Locke Lord LLP Joan Anderson McGurk
Memorial Hermann Health System Nora’s Home In honor of Kayla Lehmann Beverly and Larry Rosson CHI St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
PAS S ENGERS
American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Jo Lynn and Gregg Falgout Paula Hern and Thomas Barbour Charity Foundation-Dan Morris/ In honor of Ileana Treviño, Mari Treviño In memory of John L. Hern Nancy Strohmer and Margot Treviño Rosson Joy Horak-Brown Nancy Ames and Danny Ward Kelli Cohen Fein, MD and Martin Fein In honor of Kelly Brown Perdue In honor of Michael Treviño & Family and In honor of J. Michael Treviño In memory of Ronald Nelson Brown Steve Bynon, MD Araceli and Rigo Flores Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center Kathy and Hugh Banon Ann and Kenny Friedman Marek Family Foundation Sonja Beaty In honor of Ileana Treviño, Mari Treviño and Drs. Geraldine Daumerie and Wesley Mayer Joelle Berlat Margot Treviño Rosson Janet and Gary Mead In honor of Shawn Guarisco Dr. A. Osama Gaber In honor of Kayla Lehmann Dr. Steve and Nancy Bynon In honor of Kayla Lehmann Trini Mendenhall In honor of Ileana Treviño, Mari Treviño and Rochelle and Max Levit In honor of Michael Treviño Margot Treviño Rosson In honor of Kayla Lehmann H. Russell Pitman Margot and Joe Calabrese Kristin Guarisco Beverly and Jim Postl In honor of the Treviño Family In honor of Shawn Guarisco Chantell Preston Dr. Judith L. Craven Heitkamp Swift Architects Lisa Ramey In honor of Jeff Anderson
Hanaan Al Shaikh Ali Nory Angel In honor of Michael Treviño Lindsay and Blake Arbour In honor of Kayla Lehmann Georgia Bentlif In honor of Patia and Linda Strickland Kate and Daniel Boddie In honor of Clara Boddie Robert P. Boudwin In memory of Ian Heidemann Sarah Brann and Matt Hubert In honor of Jane Nettles Brann Dottie Burge and Vic Driscoll In honor of Kelly Perdue Jackie and Robert Callies In honor of Kayla Lehmann Karen Carlson Debra A. Clark Marilda Daniels Shirley and Jim Dannenbaum In memory of Max Mischer Marian Davenport In honor of Kelly Perdue Nancy and Lee Davis In honor of Kayla Lehmann and Michael Treviño Laura and John Davis In memory of Kayla Lynn Frnka
C O NTRIBUTIO NS
Brian Dean In honor of the Treviño Family Susan Falgout Azar Gaminian David H. Gandy In memory of Ronald Nelson Brown Alina and Roberto Garcia Cathy and Mike Gentry Rebecca and Paul Glass Terri Goodman In honor of Kelly Perdue Kellye and David Gregory John S. Harrison, LLC In honor of Linda and Jerry Strickland Katy and Clyde Hays In honor of Kayla Lehmann Punkin and Walter Hecht In honor of the Treviño Family Casey and Will Hedges In memory of Max Mischer Barbara and Gerald D. Hines Dr. Mark and Laura Hobeika Stacey and Russell Hudson In honor of Michael Treviño and the Treviño Family Ron Kainer In honor of Carson Kainer
Megan Kale Nancy Levicki In honor of Kayla Lehmann Drs. Andrea and Richard E. Link Meggin and Andrew Lorino Sheryl Marquez Patricia McMahon In honor of Kayla Lehmann Kristine Mineman Tara and Alec Mize In honor of Kayla Lehmann Pamela Pedrosa Kelly Brown Perdue In memory of my beloved father, Ronald Nelson Brown and sister, Brandi Laine Brown Patti and Ben Ramsey Savannah Ramsey Natalie and Matt Raymer In honor of Kayla Lehmann Kathi and Bill Rovere In honor of Ileana and Michael Treviño Peggy Schroller In honor of Jay Schroller-Donor and Wesley Schroller-Recipient Gail J. Serrell In memory of Louise S. Johnson and Gaylord Johnson, Jr.,
Linda and Jerry Strickland Foundation In honor of Kayla Lehmann Texas Children’s Hospital The Treviño Family United Healthcare Community Plan of Texas Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim
Anita and Thomas Richards In honor of Kayla Lehmann Regina Rogers Jim Rosenfeld and Tom Becker Margot and Charles Rosson In honor of Beverly and Larry Rosson Charlynn and Steve Rothbauer The wonderful Kayla Lehmann Patia Strickland Mary Lee Wallace In honor of Gavin Morgan Dr. William and Susan Wescott In memory of Brandi Laine Brown Margaret Alkek Williams/Randa and Charles Williams In honor of The Treviño Family and Kayla Lehmann
Anita and Gerald Smith Nancy and Hans Strohmer In honor of Kelly Perdue Todd Tennell In honor of Shahzad Bashir The Brown Foundation David Torres JoAnn and Jerry Treviño In honor of Joseph Michael Treviño Norma and Rosendo Treviño In honor of Michael Treviño Michael B. Treviño In honor of J. Michael and Ileana V. Treviño Mark Vassallo Julie and Miles Voss In honor of Ileana and Michael Treviño Brigett A. Wainright Rudyne H. Walker In honor of my living donors: Dana Edson and Kellie Canaday Dr. Shari Wescott In memory of Brandi Laine Brown Randa Williams In honor of Ileana Treviño and Mari Treviño Carrie Wood In honor of Kayla Lehmann
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Biotechnology & Bioethics
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FARRAH DESROSIERS, LMSW
ROBERT M. MERION, MD, FACS,
Independent Living Donor Advocate
President of Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Michigan
Financial Neutrality versus Incentives for Living Donors
Reducing Financial Disincentives to Living Organ Donation
REBECCA HAYS, MSW, APSW
DEONNA MOORE, PhD(C), MSN, ACNP
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Living Donor Social Worker and Independent Donor Advocate
Instructor, Dept. of Surgery, Kidney /Pancreas Transplant Program
Overcoming Disparities in Live Donation
System Based Strategies to Improve Live Donor Program Processes
T H E L I V I N G B A N K ’ S S H E L L E Y S P E C TO R P R E S E N T E D AT T H E F I F T H A N N UA L DO N O R A D V OC AT E S Y M P O S I U M The event was hosted by the Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute on November 4, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. First Row: Mary Amanda Dew, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Sondra Cohen, LCSW, University of Chicago (retired) Second Row: Dianne LaPoint Rudow, DNP, The Mount Sinai Medical Center Elisa Gordon, PhD, MPH, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA, Baylor University Medical Center Jennifer Anderson, LMSW, ACM, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Shelley Spector, LCSW, The Living Bank, Josh Morrison, JD, WaitList Zero
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Hispanic Transplant Symposium (HTS)
The Power of Life: Education and Outreach Program Commencing in June 2015, The Power of Life, Education and Outreach Program has reached over 23,465 people, and over 1,376 have known of someone in need of a kidney transplant, in search of living kidney donor, or received living kidney donation resources to become a living kidney donor. Community partners including the National Kidney Foundation, Mexican Consulate, El Centro de Corazon, Manos Abiertas, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Texas Gulf Coast Community Healthcare Workers (CHW)/Promotores Association, The Exchange Club of Houston, and the American Diabetes Association have been an integral part of helping us spread the word and raise awareness about living kidney donation.
Dr. Juan C. Caicedo, director of the Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), gave the keynote address. The program is the only one of its kind in the United States, to improve access to care and increase patient education for Hispanic patients in need of an organ transplant.
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CHW Conference Karina Fernandez, Director of Education and Outreach for The Living Bank presented at the 10th Annual Community Healthcare Workers (CHW) Conference; Empowering our Communities: Starting the Conversation about Living Kidney Donation to enhancing the knowledge of CHW’s/Promotores about living kidney donation.
HTS Steering Committee, Michael Trevino, Kevin Myer, Kelly Perdue, Claudia Sanchez, Natalie Lencioni, Dr. Juan C. Caicedo, Karina Fernandez, Laura Frnka-Davis, Dr. Mark Hobeika The Living Bank in collaboration with community partners LifeGift and Nora’s Home for transplant patients and their families, co-hosted the Inaugural Texas Medical Center Hispanic Transplant Symposium (HTS). The creation of this symposium represents the most comprehensive partnership to date within the Texas Medical Center (TMC) transplantation community. On October 6, 2016, over 150 attendees from the transplant community kicked off this landmark event designed to improve and advance the care of Hispanic Texans with end-stage organ disease.
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Living Kidney Donors San Juana Galvan and Olivia Miller (third to the right) provided eduction and outreach at The Living Bank’s table for the American Diabetes Association Step/Out EXPO to Stop Diabetes on September 10, 2016.
For more information and additional resources: http://www.lifegift.org/hts For photos from the symposium: https://www.facebook.com/HTSymposium/photos/
Nearly half of the patients waiting for a lifesaving organ in Texas identify themselves as Hispanic, says Dr. Mark Hobeika, transplant
surgeon with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Memorial Hermann-TMC, who spearheaded the HTS.
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Kidney Walk Team
PATH for PAM
The Living Bank walk team sporting their Be Someone’s HERO shirts for the 2016 National Kidney Foundation kidney walk
Living Kidney Donor Danna Edson was there to talk about her incredible journey of being an altruistic living kidney donor and starting one of the largest kidney swaps in Houston.
The Living Bank along with the Pearlanders Always There to Help Inc. (PATH) partnered to provide education and outreach in hopes of finding Pam Boegler, a living kidney donor to Pam, third from left.
Karina Fernandez was invited to speak with the family and friends of Terry and Rosemary Meeks about the value and benefit of living kidney donation. Wife, Rosemary donated her kidney to Terry in 2008 and now Terry needs a second kidney transplant. Terry and Rosemary Elaine Meeks
Early next year, be on the look out for the Be Someone’s Hero, our fundraising campaign celebrating the dedication and heroism in the world of living organ donation. We will be hosting several events including workshops, donor drives, luncheons and even a few Open Houses, ending with our annual gala, Fall 2017. We’ll also be debuting our brand new Be Someone’s Hero t-shirt and merchandise line! Want more information? Contact 713.961.9431 or visit livingbank.org for alerts about the Be Someone’s Hero Campaign.
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and sometimes uncertain, journey a family takes when a loved one needs a life-saving transplant. SHAWN GUARISCO AND WIFE, KRISTIN, WERE DISMAYED WHEN, AT THE AGE OF 30, HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY DISEASE. THIS IS THEIR STORY. A few weeks after the birth of their first child, daughter Rylee, in February 2013, Shawn discovered his blood pressure was abnormally high. Concerned, he went to a cardiologist and tests were run. The results indicated that his heart was fine but a significant amount of protein was spilling into his urine which was an indication of kidney disease. Shawn’s kidneys were only functioning at 20%. He was added to the national transplant waiting list with a prominent transplant center in the Texas Medical Center. His doctor told him it would be at least a four year wait for a deceased donor kidney. By February 2014 Shawn went into kidney failure with 8% kidney function. A peritoneal catheter was placed in his abdomen to start dialysis. His new reality was administering dialysis treatments nine hours every night instead of doing hemodialysis three days a week at a dialysis clinic. This allowed him more time with his family. Through his fatigue and treatments, Shawn still continued to work full-time as a Senior Manager with Deloitte Tax, LLP in Houston, Texas. Shawn’s doctor discussed living kidney donation as an alternative to waiting years for a deceased donor kidney. Family and friends came forward to be tested but a match was not found. Already depressed, Shawn’s beloved father passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2014. Shawn’s grief led him into a deeper state of depression and hopelessness.
Determined to help her husband, wife Kristin, started a living kidney donor campaign on social media to raise awareness in hopes of finding a living kidney donor for Shawn. Through a work colleague, Shawn was introduced to The Living Bank in August 2014. The Living Bank created an eBulletin and the Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs graciously agreed to eBlast it to their 8,000+ members. Within minutes Shawn received an email! Charlie, a young professional who barely knew Shawn, was willing to be tested to donate his kidney. Charlie was not a match but that did not deter him! He agreed to enroll in a kidney exchange program. For the next year and a half Charlie and Shawn waited, to no avail. During this time, Shawn and Kristin received the wonderful news that they were expecting their second child. Son, Brody, was born in May of 2015. Finally a glimpse of hope for their family. A few weeks before Thanksgiving 2015 Shawn was told about the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, the largest living kidney transplant program in the nation! Every year Shawn and his family drive to Kerrville to see extended family. Knowing Kerrville was only 70 miles from San Antonio, Shawn took the opportunity to go to San Antonio and be tested. Within a week he received confirmation that he had been accepted into their program. Back in Houston and weeks before Christmas, an old classmate of Shawn’s, Lorelei, decided she too wanted to be tested; she was a match! Lots of tears and
celebration followed. However, days later Shawn was notified by the Houston transplant center that he had an antibody that could result in an unsuccessful transplant. In the midst of their great disappointment there was still hope! Fortunately, Lorelei was a type O, allowing her to donate to any recipient. A paired kidney exchange would be their best option and because of her blood type, Shawn was assured he would be transplanted within weeks. The next month was a roller coaster. After two failed attempts for a paired kidney exchange, hope was dwindling that a transplant would occur in Houston. With no time to waste Lorelei sought after the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. She was tested and accepted into the exchange program.
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This was great news for Shawn. Dr. Adam Bingaman, head of transplant, reassured him that this was his time. After waiting for three long years Shawn was transplanted within a month! On March 30, 2016 Shawn received his new kidney! Words cannot express the gratitude Shawn and his family feel for the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital doctors, nurses and staff. Their team cared for Shawn, his family and Lorelei with great compassion. Nothing would be possible without Shawn’s selfless living donors; Charlie, who barely knew Shawn but was willing to sacrifice so much; Lorelei, who gave her kidney to a total stranger in the donor exchange program; and to Shawn’s actual living kidney donor, his perfect match, Jennifer. Lorelei spent hours traveling, days testing, weeks away from her children, and had her first surgery to save Shawn’s life. Lorelei and Jennifer, both mothers to three children, were willing to save a life by participating in a paired kidney exchange program. Each of these donors are HEROs; amazing people who gave the gift of life without asking for anything in return.
TRANSPLANT HAS FOREVER ALTERED THEIR LIVES, LEAVING THE INDELIBLE MARK OF GRATITUDE ON THEIR HEARTS. SHAWN REMAINED FAITHFUL, RELYING ON GOD, HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR SUPPORT. IT HAS NOW BEEN EIGHT MONTHS SINCE HIS TRANSPLANT AND SHAWN CONTINUES TO MARVEL AT HIS SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE!
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