Successful liver transplant for Tahoe man |

Successful liver transplant for Tahoe man

Karen Ostrow

Ignacio White Eagle was called to Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center July 2 for a liver transplant. His surgery, performed that same day, was reported to be “highly successful.” He is undergoing physical therapy and continues to do well. He is expected to remain at the medical center for three more weeks.

White Eagle was diagnosed with liver disease about four years ago. He evidently had received tainted blood as a youngster when he underwent 10 operations for polio in four years. He is an artist, specializing in Native American portraits and has taught art and Native American folklore at Bijou Community School.

Ordinary People with Extraordinary Needs, a local nonprofit organization which assists Tahoe residents with extraordinary medical needs, has sent up an account to help defray White Eagle’s expenses. Anyone wishing to help financially may donate to: Bank of America #4954-08732, Ordinary People Fund, Trust Account for Ignacio White Eagle.

For more information, call Carol Goodenough at (530) 541-1722.

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