Nov. 11, 1990 White Settlement Tarrant County Texas, USA
Stormie, at the age of 6, was the first successful heart and liver transplant patient. The surgery was performed at Pittsburg Children’s Hospital by Dr's. Starzl and Bahnson on Feb. 14, 1984 after being sent from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas. The significance of this was the much needed proof for the research hypothesis that the liver controls the cholesterol found in the human body and that the diseases that are a result of high cholesterol could be controlled. Dr.'s Brown and Goldstein won the Nobel Peace prize for medicine for their research with Stormie. Stormie was the "trial" subject for many of the current drugs taken by patients with high cholesterol and by transplant patients for the prevention of rejections. Her life and death were tracked around the world for the great medical significance and her enduring winning attitude.
Inscription: Now Walks With God When I close my eyes, I remember sitting against the ocean sunset and the silent words of tomorrow's seasons. You say there are thousands of legends of the stolen world. I take your truthful hand and walk along your side.
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Stormie, it is the 15th, yesterday was tough. Josh is working at State Farm, Jake works at Brookshires and Meaghan and Michaela are doing well. My heart hurts as does Alan's, It is tough not knowing what might have been and no it does not get easier with...(Read more) -
susie Added: Feb. 15, 2016
Well, they opened the time capsule last year on Feb 12 and we though it was to be this year. I guess in all of our dealings we miss on the math and the museum did not bother to call. We need some yellow rose pictures added to the choices. We all miss you ...(Read more) -
Alan Purcell Added: Feb. 14, 2016