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Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center - Houston, TX

At the Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, every organ transplant story  is a unique story of hope that can bring reassurance to thousands of others.


A Living Gift: Kidney Transplant Stories

  • Dawn Dupree traveled all the way from England to have her kidney transplant at Houston Methodist.
  • Marcy Shipp saved three lives by donating a kidney through the Houston Methodist donor swap program.
  • Candace Wathan, who had suffered from diabetes since childhood, got a new lease on life through a kidney-pancreas transplant.
  • Kenneth King received the most loving and life-changing gift a spouse could give: a new kidney from his wife, Angie.

A Brand New Beat: Heart Transplant Stories

  • Rochelle Johnson’s quest for a healthy heart led to Houston Methodist; now she enjoys every minute of her busy life with three kids.
  • Brian Gilliam’s new heart got him back on the golf course and back into life with his family.

Giving the Breath of Life: Lung Transplant Stories

  • Phil Langford was completely dependent on an oxygen machine until a lung transplant at Houston Methodist set him free.
  • Jose Erasmo Lopez nearly lost his life to pulmonary fibrosis, until a loving donor family gave him a second chance.
  • Sharon Harbers was just 36 years old when a double lung transplant gave her a new lease on life.

A Double Blessing: Heart-Lung Transplant Stories

  • Mandi Lusby wasn’t content with just recovering from her heart/double-lung transplant—she went on to win six medals at the Transplant Games.

A Bridge to Transplant: Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs)

  • Cloyd Powell received an LVAD device that helped this retired soldier bridge the gap until a donor heart became available.

New Hope for Diabetics: Islet Transplant Stories

  • Susan Bienduga suffered from chronic pancreatitis for over 10 years; now an islet transplant lets her lead a pain-free life.

If you have any questions about organ transplants at the Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, call us at 713-441-5451.