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    Lisa Pappas

    Lisa Pappas is a woman who clearly loves life. You can hear the warmth in her voice as she tells stories of vacations with friends, and she ably meets the daily demands of a busy job as a patient services secretary in Rhode Island Hospital’s department of interventional radiology. But Pappas, who nowadays radiates positive energy, has also overcome some serious health challenges. Complications from diabetes led to her undergoing two kidney transplants, in 2005 and in 2008.

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    Jim Quinn

    At first glance, Jim Quinn blends in with the rest of the staff at Rhode Island Hospital, where he works as a supervisor in supply chain operations. But if you take a moment to chat with the 57 year-old West Warwick resident, you’ll hear the extraordinary story of a man who was given a second lease on life. Back in 2010, Quinn unexplainably started gaining weight and generally not feeling well. His doctor found that his liver had stopped functioning properly. He was added to the wait list for liver and kidney transplants.

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    Sheila Drew

    Sheila Drew, RN is a member of the Quality Management team at Rhode Island Hospital. A few years ago, Drew and her husband, James, adopted a daughter, Aibhilin, from China Adoption With Love, Inc. (CAWLI). In April 2012, Drew received word from CAWLI that a little girl named Hannah Benson was in need of a kidney.

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