Change Of Heart Support Group

Meeting November 10th
Holiday Party Dec. 8th

Annual Picnic
Our annual picnic , now called the Darrell Harper Memorial Annual Picnic, was held on Sunday July 15, 2018 at the UAW Local 863 Union Hall. The annual free event is a big hit each year with an auction and lots of games and prizes. Join us next year or become a corporate sponsor!

Obituary for Charles Eaton

Charles E. Eaton, 86, of Ft. Thomas, KY, passed away on February 2, 2017 at his home in Ft. Thomas. Charles was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ft. Thomas, and a Korean War Army Veteran. He was the owner of Charles Eaton Hair Styling, with shops in Ft. Thomas, Mt. Washington, Mariemont, and Cincinnati. Charles was a huge supporter of Life Center, and the Change of Heart Transplant Support Group and on May 1, 2000 Charles received a donor heart. At the time Charles was the second oldest person to receive a donor heart defying all odds. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Cuma (Peggy) Eaton. Charles is survived by his daughters, Carolyn James, and Terri Rouse, his grandchildren, Julie Meyer, Molly Brown, Kyle James, Katie Rouse, and Brad Rouse. Charles is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday February 6, 2017 at the Dobbling Funeral Home 106 S. Ft. Thomas Ave. in Ft. Thomas, KY. Funeral Ceremony will be 1:00 PM Monday February 6, 2017 at Dobbling Funeral Home. Burial will take place in St. Stephen Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Change of Heart transplant support group 5886 Hayden Dr. Middletown, OH 45042, or the First Baptist Church of Ft. Thomas 600 Ft. Thomas Ave. Ft.Thomas, KY 41075.

Online condolences can begiven at

Read Charles Eaton's Personal story HERE.

Did you attend the 2016 Christmas Party?
Each year we host a wonderful Christmas party and dinner. Good socializing with folks who understand the special needs of transplant recipients.

Heart Transplant Picnic 2012

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
    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

    November 2018 Newsletter:

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


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    Books Of Interest

    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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