Liver transplant recipient given gift of twins…twice.
Megan had been controlling ulcerative colitis with medication since she was 11 and five years later, was diagnosed with ovarian failure. Despite these health hurdles, Megan travelled with her soccer team throughout Europe, played Division I Soccer in college and studied in Madrid her junior year. After college, she moved to Laguna Beach for graduate school to study Public Policy and began her first job. That is when Megan began to feel very ill, was diagnosed with autoimmune disease and was listed for a Liver Transplant. As her condition worsened, she was elevated to a status 1 patient with acute liver failure. Eight days later, Megan received the gift of a liver which restored her health.
Her doctors told her the chance of becoming pregnant with ovarian failure was extremely low, which was a painful emotional blow.
Fast forward 12 years to when Megan got married and wanted to be a mother. Her doctors told her the chance of becoming pregnant with ovarian failure was extremely low, which was a painful emotional blow for her. Megan had always wanted two or three children and her husband wanted one or two. After trying to have children naturally, Megan and her husband began IVF treatments and became parents to twins, Cyrus and Lily, who were born early at 33½ weeks. The babies fulfilled their parent’s hopes, but a year and two weeks later, their family grew when they had another set of twins, Cleo and Daphne, who were conceived naturally. Today Megan and her husband are busy with two energetic sets of twins. Megan also works as a Family Resource Coordinator at her local organ procurement organization, helping families of organ and tissue donors cope with the loss of their loved one. Megan says all who know her, know of her donor and how grateful she is for her second chance at life.