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December 2014

Christmas Party Dec 13

January 2014
TBD
 


Will you be attending the 2014 Christmas Party?
Each year we host a wonderful Christmas party and dinner. Good socializing with folks who understand the special needs of transplant recipients. This year the date is December 13th. Watch the calendar or newsletter for details.

Heart Transplant Picnic 2012

Thanks for attending our picnic!
Fun, food and friends was the theme at the 2014 Annual COH Picnic. The Picnic was held at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland and everyone had a wonderful time socializing. Please join us for our holiday party in December!

Did you miss the 3rd Annual Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally: Saturday June 6th? This event benefits our organization. This is a fun motorcycle and scooter rally held each year to fund raise for good causes in our city. Visit their web site at Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally Web Site and get ready for next year!


Journey for the Heart

Journey for the Heart is a non-commercial web site recounting one mother's thirteen year journey with her son through the multiple challenges of congenital heart disease that led to a heart transplant and eventual death, where she discovered the endless provisions of her limitless God. It includes an audio pod cast and blog. The author, Elizabeth Mitchell, has just been named the 2007 Florida Christian Writer's Association Writer of the Year.

  • Visit their web site
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    Upset Tummy?

    This PDF article speaks to the importance of keeping your doctor informed about stomach upset problems and managing side effects of transplant medications.
    GI (gastrointestinal) upset is one of the more common, but less severe side effects caused by some transplant medications.

  • GI Upset PDF Doc
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    Are You Donation Savvy?

    This PDF details how to join the Ohio Donor Registry. Many organs and tissues can be donated to help save the lives of those in need. Please consider joining the registry so that you can help extend the lives of your fellow citizens.

  • Donation Information PDF Doc
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    December 2014 Newsletter:

    Read an online version of our newsletter that was mailed out.

  • December 2014 PDF
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    Books Of Interest


    "Transplant"
    A novel by John A. Elefteriades, MD. Medical Fiction, Bending medical ethics. A fast read that keeps pages turning.


    "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"
    By Jill Wolfson A novel of teens going through transplants.

     

     

    Personal Stories

    A Change Of Heart

    On Easter Sunday, March 31, 1991, I had a change of heart – literally!  On that date I was the joyful recipient of a heart transplant.  A procedure that had become almost routine to the medical profession was an answer to prayer to me in the form of a 20th century miracle.

     







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