COVID Chronicles: Defining a Generation

Growing up history fascinated me. I was that kid that memorized key details of battles and even considered teaching history. Having been a student of history since my formative years, I have come to understand that history has patterns. One pattern is that each generation is often defined by a watershed moment or key event.Continue reading “COVID Chronicles: Defining a Generation”

COVID Chronicles: Prelude (Through My Eyes)

By: Wills Porter *Disclaimer: The following is strictly based on my own experiences and in no way is meant to give medical advice. As I always advocate for, be your own best advocate and listen to the doctors that know your medical situation the best.* Back Home Towards the end of last month, I wasContinue reading “COVID Chronicles: Prelude (Through My Eyes)”

Taking Joy in the Journey Part 4: The Joys of My Journey

By: Wills Porter In Part 3 of this blog series, I wrote about a few of the challenges I have faced throughout my transplant journey. These challenges included school, navigating insurance and overcoming the bigotry of low expectations. While I believe it is important to reflect on the challenges one faces, I think it isContinue reading “Taking Joy in the Journey Part 4: The Joys of My Journey”

21 Years: A Reflection

BY: Wills Porter The following was originally written on January 1, 2021. With my 21st transplant anniversary just hours away, I sat down and decided to reflect on the incredible experience of my personal transplant journey. This journey is not for the weak of heart. In many ways, this journey makes you a warrior. ThisContinue reading “21 Years: A Reflection”

Taking Joy in the Journey Part 3: Y2K and The Challenges

By: Wills Porter *This post is in no way meant to diminish someone elses transplant experience. I have faced many challenges. However, the transplant journey is unique and the challenges are many.* A Challenge from the Start When I woke up after surgery, I had a new life and a new millennium had begun. WhileContinue reading “Taking Joy in the Journey Part 3: Y2K and The Challenges”

Taking Joy in the Journey Part 2: Life Changes and a New Dawn Rises

By: Wills Porter Life Changes While I was being prepared for surgery in pre-op my family notified our family friends back in Athens and out of state. To say that this was a major development would be an understatement. I was finally in pre-op and would soon undergo my much-awaited liver transplant. When the finalContinue reading “Taking Joy in the Journey Part 2: Life Changes and a New Dawn Rises”

Taking Joy in the Journey Part 1: The Stage is Set

By: Wills Porter While I am going to share my Transplant Journey in this blog series, I want to first ask you the reader something. When you think about your life, what do you think about the most? The reason for life… your purpose? For me I think about how my life could have beenContinue reading “Taking Joy in the Journey Part 1: The Stage is Set”