Winchester woman finds liver donor, surgery booked for Aug. 9

WINCHESTER — After going public with her predicament on Nation Valley News, Tina VanBreugel has found herself a liver donor, a person she describes as “truly my hero.”

The Winchester woman, whose liver was destroyed by an alcohol addiction she frankly acknowledges, has an Aug. 9 surgery lined up in Toronto. The Alcoholics Anonymous adherent reported her good fortune on Facebook recently. Brenda Cook has launched a gofundme campaign to assist with costs related to VanBreugel’s surgery and recovery.

“Words can’t describe how happy I am to get a fresh beginning and to start living again,” VanBreugel says in her post.


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