The Transplant Experience Journal was made possible by contributions from an anonymous donor and from the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Dr. David DeMaso, Editor, Dr. Nicole Eldrige Marcus, former Project Director, Carolyn Snell, former Project Coordinator, and Madelyn Labella, former Project Coordinator, created the Transplant Experience Journal for families facing child and adolescent Transplant.

We thank the UCLA Pediatric Liver Transplant Program for contributing video clips from “Sharing the Experience: The Journey to Your New Liver and Beyond.” ©2002 Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.


We are indebted to the following individuals for their valuable oral and video contributions and editing input: Lynne Helfand, Ann Rounseville, Robin Stone, Jeffrey DeMaso, Tobin Hack, Kathryn Skitt, Rebecca Waters, Nancy and Robert Anthony, Heather Bastardi, Evelyn and Beth Bauer, Dr. William R Beardslee, Marina Bers, Dr. Elizabeth Blume, Richard Bourne, Dr. Debra Boyer, Nancy Clement, Margaret Comeau, Sally Cottingham, Peggy Crowder, Beth Donegan Driscoll, John Fantegrossi, Susan Lambert, Loralei Lauranzano, Dr. Craig Lillehei, Dr. Alan Leichtner, Dr. Eva Szigethy, Dr. Elizabeth Wharff, Gail Windmueller. The video clips were produced and edited by Dixon Yun, formerly of Boston Children’s Hospital Media Communications.

Finally, and most importantly, we extend enormous gratitude to all of the families who generously provided their stories for the Transplant Experience Journal.