Sheila Nesmith-Worms


Sheila’s Search for a Liver Donor

My name is Sheila and I have a rare genetic liver disease. I have been a court reporter for over 25 years and I love fitness and interacting with other people. I really enjoy Zumba and I have been an instructor since 2012. About two years ago my life started to change and I was subsequently diagnosed with liver disease. I am writing today to ask you to help me look for a living donor.

Even though I may look fine, living with liver disease has taken a toll on my health. Although at first I didn’t realize I had liver disease, I felt unwell very often and my abdomen got very swollen. On a daily basis I take injections to try to slow the progression of my disease as well as other medications due to complications caused by my liver disease. This condition makes it difficult to get up to go to work on a daily basis as well as travel, exercise and see my friends and family that I love so much. With a transplant I would have the energy and feel well enough to do all the things that I love and make me happy.

I am writing to all of you because I am in need of someone to donate part of their liver to me. What you may not know is that the liver has the incredible ability to regenerate. In fact, healthy liver donors regrow the donated portion of their liver in a few weeks. My doctor told me that finding a living donor is my best option. It would greatly improve my health, bring back my energy and I can return to the things I enjoy doing.

So please, if you can find it in your hearts to donate a portion of your liver to me or at least share this story to help me find a living donor, that would mean the world to me. Thank you for reading my story.


Become Sheila Nesmith-Worms's Donor

If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Sheila Nesmith-Worms's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT, 06520

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Medical expenses for living organ donors are 100% covered, and inquires from potential donors are 100% confidential! Contact the Transplant Center to learn more about living donation.

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