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Release Date: 2/15/2019
Show Notes: Episode 102 is the second of our two part series about Briggs Elliser, a pediatric liver recipient. The team continues the conversation with his mom, Brittany Elliser, and this time we focus on his personal journey and the heroes who have made his life possible through organ, eye and tissue donation. Brittany introduces us to donor mom, Olivia Hoblit. Her daughter, Trinity, is one of Briggs’ heroes. We find out how the families met, and how the Hoblit family is educating others about brain aneurysms by establishing the Trinity Hoblit Foundation. Sally tells us why we like hearing our name, and we honor Roger Winchester in our hero segment.
Release Date: 2/01/2019
Show Notes: Episode 101 is the first of a two part series about Briggs Elliser, a pediatric liver recipient who was diagnosed with biliary atresia as an infant. The team talks with his mom, Brittany Elliser, and Dr. John Seal, one of the transplant surgeons on Briggs’ care team, about what happens when transplants don’t go as planned. Dr. Seal also educates us about how one liver can be used to save 2 recipients, and explains the listing process in our Q&A. Sally shares 5 things you say that may turn people off, and we honor Steve Greene in our Hero segment.
Release Date: 1/18/2019
Show Notes: It’s our 100th episode & we are going Hollywood! First, we are joined by Shireen Razack, one of the writer’s for NBC’s hit television show, New Amsterdam. She shares the behind the scenes inspiration for the show’s 7th episode, The Domino Effect. Then we welcome Tenaya Wallace, with Donate Life Hollywood, and learn more about the importance of accurate story lines in the entertainment industry. Sally holds a roundtable discussion with our hosts and LOPA’s CEO, Kelly Ranum, reflecting on how the podcast started and the impact it’s making. Then we honor our 100th hero, Kaden Caruso, and answer a listener’s question right here on The Gifted Life Podcast.
Release Date: 1/04/2019
Show Notes: Happy New Year! On episode 99 we kick off 2019 talking about ways you can control your end of life decisions. What’s a will and what’s a living will? Should I declare that I’m an organ, eye and tissue donor in a will? Our guest, estate planning attorney, Paul Rabalais, has the answers. Sally gives us tips for shifting to a new perspective. We honor hero, Alan Varnado (Puissegur), and answer a listener’s question right here on The Gifted Life Podcast.