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Been There, Done That: Elaine Milem uses own transplant experience to guide others

Elaine Milem, second from right, is a patient navigator at the UK Transplant Center and draws on her transplant experience to help others. She and other kidney advocates, pictured, recently visited Capitol Hill to discuss legislation that would improve care for individuals with chronic kidney disease. (Photo from UKNow)   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   As a patient navigator at the...

Heart-lung transplant can’t keep longtime middle school teacher out of the classroom

Teacher David Morrow, who received a combined heart and kidney transplant at UK Chandler Hospital, is back in his middle school classroom. (Photo from UKNow)   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   After 34 years in the classroom, many schoolteachers might be looking to move on to new things.   Not David Morrow. The 57-year-old science and language arts teacher at East Washington Middle...