Stories: Don


"Thanks to you, I have hopes and humanity..."

For years, Don Elliget was in and out of his local hospital for treatment of his end-stage liver disease. When he was referred to Swedish last December, his liver was not functioning well and he was severely confused.

Days later, he was told to prepare for hospice.

But thanks to the tenacity of his caregivers in the Transplant Program at Swedish, Don received a new liver earlier this year and today is home with his wife, Kanji.

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