Patient Stories

From Our Patients


"The Nebraska Medical Center was the best place I could have ever come to receive my kidney transplant and the treatment I needed. Their team is amazing."
-Michael Manley, New York
Living-donor kidney recipient


"I knew I might need a transplant, so I looked at several medical centers. My doctor recommended Nebraska and from my first visit, I was impressed by the level of care and expertise."
-Jim Mick, South Salem, Ohio
Liver recipient

"The first day home from the hospital after his transplant, our son smiled more than he ever had. He also rolled over for the first time. Before, his large, bloated, fluid-filled stomach kept him from being physically active."
-Jeff Gulzow, Lincoln, Nebraska
Father of living-donor liver recipient

"It's amazing. We look back and think how normal life is now and how far we have come."
-Mary Smith-Dennis, Olathe, Kansas
Mother of liver recipient


"Omaha is very different. Every day you see the same group of doctors, the same group of nurses, the same people who know you and know how your child's been doing. They manage to make it family-oriented. The Nebraska Medical Center is a very, very special place."
-Sarah Taibel, Sugarland, Texas
Mother of liver/intestinal transplant recipient

"I am so glad we came to Omaha. If we had not sought out care at The Nebraska Medical Center, I don't know if she would be alive. I couldn't have asked for a better hospital or a better transplant team."
-Rebecca Thomas, Florida
Mother of intestinal transplant recipient

"We researched the hospitals that offered intestinal transplantation and we chose The Nebraska Medical Center because it was where the team of doctors was most approachable and the hospital was the most family friendly."
-Laura Hogue, South Carolina
Mother of intestinal transplant recipient

Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

"After we met with the team at The Nebraska Medical Center, we went from having no hope that our son would live, to having hope that he would not only live but have a normal life."
-Erin Simmons, Bellevue, Nebraska
Mother of intestinal rehabilitation patient

"The greatest thing about the team is that they have always been available to us. We've called them at all hours and they're always there for us."
-Amy Miller, Omaha, Nebraska
Mother of intestinal rehabilitation patient


"Before the transplant, walking from the front sidewalk up the steps to my home left me 'huffing and puffing.' Now I can walk so far that it makes my legs ache."
-Darrel Kominek, Kearney, Nebraska
Heart transplant recipient

"The doctors at The Nebraska Medical Center have very high remarks in my book. I'm alive today because of them. I can't say enough about how wonderful those doctors are."
-Sandra Porter, Stamford, Nebraska
Heart transplant recipient

"Today, I feel 100 times better. I have more strength and energy and an overall sense of well-being and peace. I don't get short of breath every time I turn around. It's a wonderful feeling of freedom."
-Larry Rockwell, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Heart transplant recipient

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