Robert Ayers, Liver Recipient
Robert Ayers barely witnessed the birth of his daughter in October of 2005. Just hours after bringing his wife, Jennifer, and their baby home from the hospital, Robert was hospitalized with further complications from the liver disease that plagued him for two years. Before his liver transplant, Rob Ayers feared he would not be alive to watch his newborn daughter Lauren grow up. Because of the generosity of his donor, Rob was able to receive a second chance at life. This has allowed him to remain a father to his daughter and also celebrate the birth of a son. Robert has also been able to return to an active lifestyle involving outdoor activities that he enjoyed prior to his illness. Exactly four months after transplant, Rob hiked to the summit of Mt. Adams with his wife.