The transplant journey can present challenging circumstances such as being a patient on the transplant waiting list and navigating post-transplant medications and follow-up clinic visits. Sharing your experiences with people who have already gone through those experiences, can be an effective way to cope with the stress associated with the transplantation process.
Transplant patients and caregivers are invited to participate in our peer-to-peer support group called TRIO Transplant Share which, is being offered in an online format on the third Wednesday of each month. The monthly group is accessible from a laptop or a computer or a smart phone. Moderated by transplant recipients and transplant nurse, these online sessions offer a great opportunity to connect, learn and be encouraged. A TRIO Board Member will facilitate each session.
Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) is committed to improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through support, advocacy, education, and awareness.
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2021 proved to be difficult for so many and for so many reasons. For us at TRIO Greater Cleveland Chapter, we suffered the loss of three past board members and true supporters of this organization.
Patricia White was a long-time kidney transplant recipient and board member. Pat held the offices of treasurer and secretary and was instrumental in keeping our membership engaged, especially in the earlier years when there was a very active membership.
Dede Axthelm who was a board member and the mother of liver recipient, Brent Axthelm. Dede was also a valued volunteer for Lifebanc and spent many, many hours helping TRIO in a variety of roles. She was particularly integral to the Donor Sabbath Services and Night at the Races fundraisers.
David Grier a two-time liver recipient and a kidney recipient. David was a constant site at TRIO events, at the Transplant House of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic were he volunteered for many years. Dave was particularly passionate about sharing his transplant experience with transplant candidate and new recipients. He was a former board member and Transplant Games of America Team Ohio Manager.
These extraordinary past members will be forever cherished for their contribution and service to TRiO and the transplant community. They made a difference in the lives of many and will be sadly missed.
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