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Hana was first diagnosed with pancreatitis when she was the young age of 8 years old. She had a few "attacks" throughout the years, but in fall of 2016 her condition worsened causing her to be hospitalized over 23 times. Doctors then diagnosed her with chronic pancreatitis with acute pancreatitis attacks. Due to her illness Hana has been unable to attend school and has been on homebound for the past year. She has missed out on most of her Junior and Senior year of High School activities missing most memorable events that she should have enjoyed. In January 2017 I took Hana to Children's Hospital in Cincinnati to see the multidisciplinary team in the Pancreas Center to see if she would be a candidate for a Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation (TPIAT). After months of surgical procedures, blood tests, x-rays, and countless doctors visits it was determined that she would benefit from the surgery and we are now waiting on the "official date". We are hoping that this...




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I pray that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.  Even during difficult times we all have so much to be thankful for.  Hana was admitted into the hospital the week before Thanksgiving here in the Nasville area so the Continue Reading »

Tito's Mexican restuarant fund raiser

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Senior Year

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College tour

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Moving forward

 I took Hana to Cincinnati Children's Hospital yesterday for her visit with the transplant team and it was ultimately decided now is the time to move forward with the TPIAT surgery.  We are now awaiting for an exact date once the doctors Continue Reading »