My Son

My Son

My Son Written by Alison Beier Evan was born with kidney failure; from approximately 30 days old, his life relied on dialysis. For two and a half years, we drove to the hospital every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday for 4-hour dialysis treatments – it was our...
Organ Transformation

Organ Transformation

Organ Transformation Written by Alison Beier If you could have anything you want in the world, what would it be? For me, the answer is transformed organ donation in the United States. 112,437 people are currently waiting for life-saving transplants in the US; one...
Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Personal Statement – Written for USC LEND Fellowship Program, 2019 Written by Alison Beier For the greater part of 2013, I rushed my son to the hospital every three to six weeks to be treated for septic shock – the often-fatal condition, triggered by relentless...
Saving Evan

Saving Evan

Written by Alison Beier For the greater part of a year, Alison Beier rushed her son to the hospital every three to six weeks to be treated for septic shock – an often-fatal condition triggered by relentless infection.  Evan, 4, waited for a new kidney.  His first...

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