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Patient Stories

Ajit Tolani and his family.

Lung Transplant Becomes the First Step in Treating Man with Scleroderma

Mar 18, 2019

“Two years ago, I was just focusing on work. But now I focus on life. Cleveland Clinic has given me a second life.”

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Dr. Mehta, a pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic, has treated Tom since the lung transplant 26 years ago. (Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic)

Meet the Father Whose Transplanted Lungs Have Lasted 26 Years

Apr 23, 2018

“Kim has always been supportive and helpful. I can truly say that if it wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t be here.”
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Venezuelan Professor Returns To Teaching After Double Lung Transplant

May 22, 2017

“They are more than doctors, this is more than a hospital. Cleveland Clinic is a place that I can call home, family. Now, I feel I’m a Clevelander, and thanks to the transplant, my second birthday is here.”
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