PATIENTS

PATIENT STORIES

radar-to-the-rescue 10_edited_edited.jpg
radar-to-the-rescue 10_edited_edited.jpg
8_edited_edited_edited.png
8_edited_edited_edited.png
Francesca.jpg
Francesca.jpg
1_edited_edited_edited.png
1_edited_edited_edited.png
8_edited_edited_edited.png
8_edited_edited_edited.png
Judy%20face_edited.jpg
Judy%20face_edited.jpg
IMG_5019_edited_edited_edited.jpg
IMG_5019_edited_edited_edited.jpg
Mallory_edited.png
Mallory_edited.png
8_edited_edited.png
8_edited_edited.png
Screen Shot 2017-09-19 at 9.13.40 AM   1
Screen Shot 2017-09-19 at 9.13.40 AM   1
IMG_4803-preview_edited.jpg
IMG_4803-preview_edited.jpg
Liz and dogs_edited_edited.jpg
Liz and dogs_edited_edited.jpg
8_edited_edited_edited.jpg
8_edited_edited_edited.jpg
8_edited.png
8_edited.png
FullSizeR_edited.jpg
FullSizeR_edited.jpg
8_edited_edited_edited.png
8_edited_edited_edited.png
judy_edited_edited.jpg
judy_edited_edited.jpg
Daria_edited.jpg
Daria_edited.jpg
Islet Team 2010_edited_edited.jpg
Islet Team 2010_edited_edited.jpg
Terry%20together_edited_edited_edited.jp
Terry%20together_edited_edited_edited.jp
Airplane
Airplane
Mark
Runner 

October 2021,

 

Mark is celebrating 8 years insulin dependence

after only one islet transplantation. 

November 2014,

""

"...Thanks for all you and the staff have done for me.  1 year ago today,  I received my transplant.  I don't think I can ever express what it means to me..."  

 

Mark

In order to participate in islet transplantation, Mark needed to lose weight. Therefore, he limited drinking his favorite beer, which he was brewing at home for years and gave up his sedentary lifestyle. He started walking his dog first and gradually transitioned to short runs. He received his only islet transplant 5 years ago.

 

Afterwards, he started running regularly increasing the distance. 

 

Eventually, he ran a half marathon and lost 15 pounds.

His islet function has been stable without need for any insulin support so far for 5 and half years!

Since his islet transplant, he has completed 12 half marathons!

Congratulation Mark!

 
PXL_20211026_012230642.jpg

2021 Oct 25th, celebrating with Mark and his wife 

his 8th anniversary of insulin independence after only 1 islet transplantation

Screen Shot 2019-10-29 at 3.23.37 PM.png