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Kim's Post Transplant Mental Struggles

Pre to Post Transplant

Release Date: 03/07/2020

Sun-Kissed With a Twist: Surviving Skin Cancer with Randy Coker show art Sun-Kissed With a Twist: Surviving Skin Cancer with Randy Coker

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Randy shares his journey with his battle with skin cancer.  He talks about going through radiation and the challenges and struggles that it brought.   Learn more about Skin Cancer from UCSF: Hear Randy's first two episodes:  Visit the Pre to Post Transplant Podcast's website to hear more episodes:   

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Two Surgeries, Three Organs, and a Lifetime to Go with Jerry Ray Jr. show art Two Surgeries, Three Organs, and a Lifetime to Go with Jerry Ray Jr.

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Jerry comes back on the show to share his experiences with getting a double lung/kidney transplant and then a pancreas transplant two years later.  His first appearance was in November of 2019 when he came on the show to talk about meeting his donor family.  Listen to Jerry's episode from his first experience on 11/21/2019. Visit the podcast website at Visit the foundation website at  

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UPDATE: I Regret Getting the Fundoplication Surgery with Sarah Donoughue show art UPDATE: I Regret Getting the Fundoplication Surgery with Sarah Donoughue

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Sarah gives us an update on how she's been doing since she was last on the podcast in April of 2021.  She reflects on the challenges she has encountered since her previous podcast appearance and proudly reveals her triumphant victory over them all! Listen to the original episode released on April 12, 2021: Visit the website for more amazing and inspirational stories at www.pretopostTX.com

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Donating a Kidney to our Daughter Inspired the  Children's Transplant Initiative with Ross & Cheryl Witty show art Donating a Kidney to our Daughter Inspired the Children's Transplant Initiative with Ross & Cheryl Witty

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, we hear the remarkable story of Ross and Cheryl, who found themselves faced with the pressing need for a kidney transplant for their daughter. As they navigated this challenging journey, they not only persevered but also established the Children's Transplant Initiative, dedicating their time to supporting pediatric transplant recipients. Learn more about the Children's Transplant Initiative at   Find more episodes at www.pretopostTX.com

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I Went from Taking Care of Patients to Being a Patient with Amy Hopfensperger show art I Went from Taking Care of Patients to Being a Patient with Amy Hopfensperger

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode,  Amy, a former nurse practitioner, shares her extraordinary journey from being a healthcare provider to becoming a liver transplant recipient. Amy recounts the unexpected turn of events that led to her needing a transplant, the emotional challenges she faced along the way, and the rollercoaster of emotions that came with being on the transplant list.   Visit the website to hear more episodes: www.PreToPostTX.com        

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Today is My 27th Transplant Anniversary! with Kim Jacques show art Today is My 27th Transplant Anniversary! with Kim Jacques

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Kim opens up about her life-altering journey of undergoing a heart and lung transplant at the age of 16. With candor and vulnerability, she shares the unique challenges she faced as a teenager navigating the transplant process. Over the course of 27 years, Kim has encountered numerous obstacles and blessings, and she offers valuable insights into the profound impact this transformative experience has had on her life. Visit the website at to leave a message, request to be on the show, or give some feedback.

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Embracing the Transplant List Again After 19 Years with Amanda DeJesus show art Embracing the Transplant List Again After 19 Years with Amanda DeJesus

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Amanda recounts her remarkable experience of returning to the transplant list after having her initial heart for 19 years and the necessity of relocating to a different state for the transplant. Visit for more episodes For more information about the TRANSPLANT TIMEOUT visit the Pre to Post Transplant Foundation website at  

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Two Organs, One Transformation with Gabriel Cooper show art Two Organs, One Transformation with Gabriel Cooper

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Gabriel shares his journey of having a pancreas/kidney transplant and how going through this process positively impacted and transformed his life.    Visit the podcast website to find more specific-related episodes: For more information about the TRANSPLANT TIMEOUT event hosted by the Pre to Post Transplant Foundation, visit www.preotpost.org

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I Continued to Live My Life While on the Waiting List with Lorrie Hill show art I Continued to Live My Life While on the Waiting List with Lorrie Hill

Pre to Post Transplant

In this podcast, Lorrie Hill shares her personal experience of receiving a heart transplant while simultaneously dealing with the challenges of chronic illness and pursuing higher education. She discusses the hurdles she faced along the way and the strategies she used to manage her health while achieving her academic goals. Visit the Pre to Post Transplant Foundation's website to learn more about how to write your donor family presented at our TRANSPLANT TIMEOUT event on April 19, 2023 Visit the podcast's webiste to leave suggestions or comments at www.PreToPostTX.com

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Two Hearts, One Family with David Barber show art Two Hearts, One Family with David Barber

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In this heartwarming episode, David Barber shares his touching story of receiving a life-changing heart transplant. As he reflects on his experience, he also shares the emotional bond he shares with his father, who underwent a heart transplant when he was younger. 

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In this episode, Kim Johnson talks about the mental and emotional struggles she faced post transplant and how she was able to overcome those.