My mother, my friend: daughter gives mom life-saving liver transplant

May 9th, 2018

Lindsay and Vera were bonded more than just by their mother-daughter relationship; they both rode horses and shared a bond as riders. One night, Vera went to check on the horses and got a splinter. After noticing the wound wouldn’t heal, Vera saw a hepatologist and learned that she had a rare autoimmune disease called primary biliary cirrhosis and was at stage four liver failure. Her only option was a transplant. Her daughter, Lindsay, stepped up to give her mom the ultimate gift: a liver transplant. Lindsay’s live liver donation and her mom’s great outcome inspired Lindsay to help others and she is now a physician assistant at UCHealth. Click here to read more about Lindsay and Vera’s story: “Hi Mom. I am doing great.”

About the author

UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.