|Birth: ||May 30, 1977|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1990|
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.
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Hi Precious! I picked the Realistic Rose for you because you were the most realistic, down-to-earth kid I have ever met! My brother, Terry Hodges, was your neighbor in White Settlement apts and my Mom, Sue Hudson, just thought the sun rose and set in your...(Read more)|
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