Good morning everyone! As everyone in this group has seen, stories from people who have been through transplant can be inspiring to those who are about to go through the process, and even to those who have been through it already. I thought maybe we should have a thread for entirely that topic – patient stories! You all can tell your stories here, and people like me who work for Mayo can post stories we think you might find interesting. Inspirational and caring stories and comments are what makes this group so special…Keep up the great work everyone!
Our first story to lead off this discussion is about Larry Rawdon. You may have heard about Larry before, as his story has been in the media many times. Larry had a double lung transplant and used the harmonica to strengthen his diaphragm and aid in his recovery. This technique worked so well for Larry, he now teaches harmonica lessons to other lung recipients to help them gain strength and recover more quickly. Read more about Larry’s story:
Every transplant recipient and donor has a story. What’s yours?