About Me

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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

I searched you through Google.

Are You Male or Female?


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

My husband was the one who received a liver transplant due to cryptogenic cirrhosis in 1995.

Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

A liver.

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Prograf 2mg per day; no vitamins, Procardia 90mg. XL, and Avapro 130 mg. daily. Favorite: Rice and beans and fried chicken.

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

This next June 5th, for 18 years.

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

for many years the experiences we went through shattered us in more than one way and after all these years, we're finally ready to connect with others.

Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

Jackson Memorial Hospital under the case of Dr. A. Tsakis.

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Our transplant experience gave us the opportunity of a second chance. We were young when illness knocked at our door, and receiving a new organ for a very damaged one is a blessing hard to put into words.

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

We have been married for the past 28 years this May 14th, we live in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. My husband works for the pharmaceutical J & J, I'm a stay at home English teacher, we have three wonderful children and basically are counted among the lucky that received a gift of love from a complete stranger.

Share your interests and hobbies

Our hobbies are reading and gardening.

What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (US Territory)

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  • Thank you so much for the prayers.
  • Actually, it is called a Brassia. Not that difficult to grow, but they need lots of sun, much like Cattleyas do. Cattleyas are what used to be used for corsages in the 50's, 60's and 70's. (Or at leastthey were more popular then) Cattleyas are my favorite orchids. I probably have about 50 or 60 of that variety. Most smell good, too.

  • Hii..Everyone IM new here as you can see..having a bit of problems getting on here..I have a kidney transplant for 8 yrs. this July and doing fine!! 

  • On the left side of the home page- click on the tiger in the forest that will take you to Transplant Stories. My story is on that page. If I had more time, I would be blogging but I have two websites and many things that I do online LOL One day soon, I will write...

    I do not like to write about doctors names online but the doctor that I just mentioned move to Weston Cleveland clinic in FL.

  • Hi MAritza

    You are very fortunate that your husband had the transplant surgeon that he had to operate on your husband. Did you know that he left to go to Weston CC. 

    To be quite honest, I have not had the time to read your blog just yet. If you want when you post your blog you can copy all the text onto your blog here. That might get more responses that way.

    I really like your photo- must be somewhere in Puerto Rico

    Take care of yourselves!

  • Hi Maritza

    Welcome! What a beautiful page you have created here!

    I see you already know how this site works! Good for you!

  • Welcome to tx friends, glad you found us. Take care.

  •  Greetings Maritza ! Welcome Aboard ! 

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