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The Psychiatric hospital wouldn't give me my anti-rejection meds with Nikki McDonald

Pre to Post Transplant

Release Date: 07/08/2020

Let's Talk Nutrition with Katie Baughman show art Let's Talk Nutrition with Katie Baughman

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Dietician Katie Baughman explores the subject of nutrition in transplant recipients. She provides valuable insights into effectively managing your diet before and after a transplant, while also sharing intriguing facts that many recipients may not be aware of. Visit the website for more episodes: Learn more about the Pre To Post Transplant Foundation's 2nd Annual Transplant Social: www.PreToPost.org

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Love Tested by Transplant with Tasha Meyer show art Love Tested by Transplant with Tasha Meyer

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Tasha shares her journey of going through a kidney/pancreas transplant and the challenges and toll it took on her relationship with her husband.  Visit the website to hear more episodes or leave any comments:  

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My Newborn Needed a New Heart with Mari Lopp show art My Newborn Needed a New Heart with Mari Lopp

Pre to Post Transplant

In this episode, Mari Lopp shares her experience of becoming a mother to twins, only to later discover that one of them requires a life-saving heart transplant.    

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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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In this episode, you will hear Nikki explain how she checked herself into a psychiatric hospital to get help with her depression but instead had to deal with the medical staff not handling her care the way she needed post transplant.

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