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World Record Skydiver Credits 'Sam' for the Ability to Live Life at 100 mph

World Record Skydiver Credits 'Sam' for the Ability to Live Life at 100 mph

He’s a former Green Beret who served in Somalia. He’s a record-holding skydiver with several thousand jumps under his belt since he began leaping out of airplanes at age 18. And he’s a liver transplant recipient, who affectionately refers to his transplanted organ as “Sam.” Kim Dobson, 63, of Oveido, Florida, [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Mexican man grateful for normal life after liver transplant

Mexican man grateful for normal life after liver transplant

When doctors in Mexico City diagnosed Mauricio Perez-Olegaray with liver cirrhosis, he thought the condition was the result of earlier alcohol consumption and a genetic predisposition. But at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., doctors discovered instead the silent progress of hepatitis C. For the next six years, a team of [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard