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

In Mid February 2015 I became sick with flu which turned over into lung infection. On 10th March I was admitted to hospital. The doctor’s diagnosis was "Unknown Acute Liver Failure" as they could not establish the reason for my liver failure.

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


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Sandimmun (ciclosporin) CellCept (MMF) Ursofalk ASS Metoprolol

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

Two years - 1st Liver 7 April 2015 - 2nd Liver 11 April 2015

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I believe we can help each other and give hope to others who is waiting for their transplant.

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

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

I realized the importance of my relationship with God and my family.

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

On 30th March 2015 I began to struggle to breath as all the water built up in my body and pressed on my lungs. I was then transferred to ICU.  On 4th April 2015 the doctor had induced me in a coma, and I went on live support. On 7th April 2015 the hospital received a liver and I went in for surgery. On Friday morning 10th April 2015 the doctors told my wife that I was back on the transplant list because the donor liver also failed. That evening the doctor called my wife from the hospital and said that they received a second liver and I had a second liver transplant on Saturday 11th April 2015. On 13th April 2015 the doctors took the dialysis off and reduced the medication, they slowly started bringing me out of the coma. On 14th April 2015 they took me off the life support for because my lungs and kidneys started to functioned on its own, they stopped the medication and I came out of the coma.  In October 2015 I started to work again for 3 days a week and 4th January 2016 I went back to work full time.

Share your interests and hobbies

My wife and I enjoy, bird watching and photography.

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

Brandenburg City, near Berlin Germany.

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  • Hi Willie

    Thanks for the welcome. The liver transplant world is confusing, exciting, bewildering and miraculous, all at once. I joined the site, because I need to get my head around how to do justice to my donor by living my best possible life. In June 2015, I went to see my doctor because I had a sinus infection. Next thing I know I'm having CatScans, MRIs, blood tests. Within 2 days, I was diagnosed with liver cancer, which was successfully removed. My life just fell apart, then I was diagnosed with end stages liver disease and then had the transplant on 6 July 2017. I have been very well and am hopeful that this will continue. I hope all is well with you and your family. Warm regards, Josie

  • Hello Willie, Thanks for the welcome.

    Glad to see you are doing well. The last 4 months for me have been amazing.

    Really good after 18 months of ups and downs.

  • Thanks so much for your interest in my research, Willie! You can learn more, share your thoughts and book a time to chat here :https://musestorytelling.typeform.com/to/N3PSgs Feel free to reach out with any questions! 

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  • Hi, Willie! It's wonderful to hear you're doing well! Thanks for the comment on my profile. This site and the inspiring people on it bring me hope :)

  • Thank you Kidneyboy and Duane Kellar 

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  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, Willie.2919668?profile=original

  • Welcome Willie to Transplant Friends!

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