Autumn 2008


Tod Ellison was able to give his nine-year-old son, Trevor, one of his kidneys when Trevor needed a transplant. “I just hope it will last a long, long time,” Tod says.

Ann Borden

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Photos by Ann Borden; story by Mary J. Loftus

Children who need kidney transplants have a much better chance when the kidneys come from living, related donors. Jalen Fields, of Austell, received his new kidney from his grandmother, Karen Williams. Helen Moore, of Atlanta, received hers from her mother, Elizabeth. And Trevor Ellison, of Peachtree City, received his from his dad, Tod. Through the skilled work of transplant surgeons like Christian Larsen 80C 84M 91R and Thomas Pearson 82M 88R, the Emory Transplant Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta perform among the highest number of pediatric kidney transplants in the country.

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Autumn 2008

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