Archive for the ‘Organ Transplant’ Category

” I was starting to look like a skinny guy carrying a watermelon!”

Editor’s note: There are currently over 123,000 people waiting for organs in the US. Steve Baum is a liver and kidney recipient and he and his wife, Anne, are participating in the “Be Healthy Challenge.” In November 2009 at 11 minutes before 11 p.m. on the day before the 11th, we received the call that […]

When Chuck and I were both small we loved competition but knew our limits: we were lousy runners. Slow. Bad. And it hurt. After it was confirmed we had PKD we went through the long, slow chronic illness process: Long. Slow. Bad. And it hurt. With the support of family and people like you we […]

Reading so many wonderful New Year’s notes it occurred to me that the calendar year is no longer how I mark my time. Our wedding anniversary is preceded annually by the anniversary of my life-saving transplants. In between we finally get through the shortest day of the year which is always a celebration because I […] Here’s a new link to my new teammates on the Brentwood Endurance Athletic Team (BEAT) …and their help in featuring my story to promote organ donor awareness and registration:

Have you signed up to be an organ and tissue donor yet? NEWS: The Tennessean and its Williamson AM section were kind enough to help promote our cause: To the editor:  April is National Donate Life Month  In Nov ’09 at 11 minutes before 11 PM on the day before the 11th we received the […]

A True Transplant Tale by Steve Baum Copyright Pending   Evening of Nov. 10, 2009 I remember precisely because the call came at eleven ‘til eleven on the day before the eleventh.  And it was November.  No one called on the home line anymore – it had been “magicjacked” to save sixty bucks a month.  […]