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Employee Spotlight

VUMC employee attends honor walk for her brother, becomes passionate organ donation advocate

By Matt Batcheldor

Her brother Taylor's death was heartbreaking, but Anna Lorenz is determined to inspire others with his example

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Patient Spotlight

In memory of Kyle

By Matt Batcheldor

Last year, an honor walk for paramedic Kyle Fisher went viral. Now, his mother, a nurse at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, is promoting organ donation in his memory.

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Patient Spotlight

The police officer needed a kidney transplant. The donor turned out to be very familiar to him — he had arrested her numerous times.

By Matt Batcheldor

He had been a cop for four decades. She had been featured on "Alabama's Most Wanted."

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Patient Spotlight

Kidney transplant patient returns home to joyous reverse parade

By Matt Batcheldor

Lee Foster's friends and neighbors smiled, waved, honked and enjoyed cake pops

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VUMC in the Community

Grateful kidney transplant patient donates masks to VUMC

By Jessica Pasley

“I was really excited to have the opportunity to do something for those who had done so much for me."

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Patient Spotlight

Heart to heart

By Matt Batcheldor

This teacher got a life-saving heart transplant. So did her student. What are the odds?

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Patient Spotlight

Randy Hatch has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching at-risk young people. After his lifesaving liver transplant, they lined the halls to welcome him back.

By Matt Batcheldor

His beloved Carroll Academy Jaguars and Lady Jaguars honor him with a message on their shirts: "Donate Life."

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Patient Spotlight

Richard Hosner knew he needed a liver transplant. It turned out he needed a kidney, too. On one amazing day, he received both.

By Matt Batcheldor

The pair of complex surgeries took 13 hours. When he woke up, he felt like a new person. Since 2011, there have been 38 liver-kidney transplants at VUMC, helping establish Vanderbilt as one of the leading sites in the country for multiple-organ transplants.

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Patient Spotlight

Madalyn Durbin’s dad just had a double lung transplant; surely there was no way he could make it to her wedding.

By Matt Batcheldor

Never underestimate a father’s determination to be there for his daughter. As Madalyn started down the aisle, Terry stepped out and took her hand.

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