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April 5, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stacy Sewell, the Quartz Hill woman who received lung transplants from both of her parents in a 1993 operation that made medical history and saved her life, has died of complications of bacterial pneumonia, her family said Tuesday. Sewell, whose own lungs were ravaged by a lifelong battle against cystic fibrosis, died Saturday--her 24th birthday--at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles, the facility where the landmark surgery took place Jan. 29, 1993.
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April 5, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stacy Sewell, the Quartz Hill woman who in 1993 underwent landmark surgery to receive lung transplants from both of her parents, has died of complications from bacterial pneumonia, her family said Tuesday. Sewell, whose own lungs were ravaged by a lifelong battle against cystic fibrosis, died Saturday--her 24th birthday--at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles, where the transplant took place on Jan. 29, 1993.
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April 5, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stacy Sewell, the Quartz Hill woman who in 1993 underwent landmark surgery to receive lung transplants from both of her parents, has died of complications from bacterial pneumonia, her family said Tuesday. Sewell, whose own lungs were ravaged by a lifelong battle against cystic fibrosis, died Saturday--her 24th birthday--at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles, where the transplant took place on Jan. 29, 1993.
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April 5, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stacy Sewell, the Quartz Hill woman who received lung transplants from both of her parents in a 1993 operation that made medical history and saved her life, has died of complications of bacterial pneumonia, her family said Tuesday. Sewell, whose own lungs were ravaged by a lifelong battle against cystic fibrosis, died Saturday--her 24th birthday--at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles, the facility where the landmark surgery took place Jan. 29, 1993.
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February 1, 1993
A cystic fibrosis patient who received lung transplants from her parents was up and walking Sunday, showing a faster recovery than expected, her doctor said. "Her prognosis is good, equal to a standard transplant at this point," said Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes. Stacy Sewell, 22, of Quartz Hill was taken off a ventilator Saturday morning, 12 hours after the landmark operation. She drank liquid meals and spoke by telephone to her parents in an adjoining suite at USC University Hospital.
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February 19, 1993
God save us from the medical ethicists. That ethicists should criticize the parents of Stacy Sewell for donating portions of their lungs, and thus risking their own lives, to save their daughter's life is insane--considering we live in a world where our young people in the military are asked to put their lives on the line for people they don't know in countries they can barely find on a map.
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May 12, 1995
A Canadian woman whose brothers donated part of their lungs to keep her alive was in critical but stable condition at USC University Medical Center on Thursday. Annick Tremblay, 21, suffers from cystic fibrosis, an inherited, fatal disorder that causes mucus to build up in the lungs. People with the disease, which causes chronic lung infections and the destruction of air sacs, usually die before age 30 without a transplant.
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February 11, 1993 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Gently, gravely, the doctor broke the news. Your daughter is dying, he told Barbara Sewell. Cystic fibrosis--which had ravaged Stacy Sewell's tiny body for all her 22 years--would claim her life within days, two or three at most. The disease had devastated the young woman's lungs, destroying her capacity to breathe. Stacy's heart was overworked; soon, it would give up. There is, Dr. Vaughn Starnes went on, one slim hope, but it lay in a highly experimental, first-of-its-kind operation.
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February 4, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the first weeks of 1993, Stacy Sewell, then 21, was fighting for every breath. A doctor warned Jim and Barbara Sewell that their daughter was about to lose her lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. But a year ago last Saturday, all three members of the Sewell family took part in a risky medical experiment that snatched Stacy from death's door. At USC University Hospital, a team supervised by Dr. Vaughn Starnes removed parts of Jim's and Barbara's lungs and sewed them into Stacy's chest.
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January 30, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
In a unique operation, USC surgeons on Friday transplanted lung segments from a mother and father into their 22-year-old daughter, whose lungs had failed as the result of scarring from cystic fibrosis. The operation is the first time a living donor has been used to treat a cystic fibrosis patient, according to Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes, who performed the operation at University Hospital. It is also the first in which two donors have been used in a lung transplant.
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February 1, 1993
A cystic fibrosis patient who received lung transplants from her parents was up and walking Sunday, showing a faster recovery than expected, her doctor said. "Her prognosis is good, equal to a standard transplant at this point," said Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes. Stacy Sewell, 22, of Quartz Hill was taken off a ventilator Saturday morning, 12 hours after the landmark operation. She drank liquid meals and spoke by telephone to her parents in an adjoining suite at USC University Hospital.
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February 4, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the first weeks of 1993, Stacy Sewell, then 21, was fighting for every breath. A doctor warned Jim and Barbara Sewell that their daughter was about to lose her lifelong battle against cystic fibrosis and the damage it had done to her lungs. But one year ago last Saturday, all three members of the Sewell family took part in a risky medical experiment that snatched Stacy back from death's door. At County-USC Medical Center, a team supervised by Dr.
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March 6, 1993 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Stacy Sewell, the young woman who made medical history five weeks ago when her parents each gave her a portion of their lungs, went home from the hospital Friday, all smiles and aglow in the wonder of what most of us take for granted: the simple ability to breathe. The cystic fibrosis patient appeared healthy and relaxed at a noon news conference, flanked by her parents and the surgeon who performed the unique transplant.
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