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Richmond man needs intestinal transplant

Thursday, March 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Joe Southern

www.fortbendstar.com, 3/28/18

 

Drew Ogden uses the bathroom about 30 times a day and must eat about every two to three hours – day and night – just to survive.

The 47-year-old Richmond man and father and step-father to five children is down to 105 pounds and has almost none of his intestines and colon left. They’ve been removed pieces at a time through multiple surgeries to save his life as he battles Crohn’s disease.

In a couple weeks he will embark on a temporary move to Florida where he will await a life-saving intestinal transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital – Miami Transplant Institute.

Crohn’s is an incurable, chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. Ogden was diagnosed with it at age 14. It has limited his life for the past 32 years and at times almost taken it.

 

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