1. Steve Patterson's Unbelievable Journey: From Liver Failure to Transplant Cancer U 38:52

After 11 years of battling stage four liver failure, Steve Patterson’s unwavering faith in himself pays off when he is miraculously granted a liver transplant, but his journey is far from over as he must now overcome the challenge of Hepatitis C to survive.

Steve Patterson is a former US Army veteran who was diagnosed with stage four liver failure in 2011 and was given six months to live. He has since recovered and is now a certified licensed drug and alcohol counselor and a Shamanic practitioner.

  • 02:56: I had an accident where I fell, and I woke up in the hospital.
  • 04:49: She delivers stage four failure, six months to live.
  • 06:22: I never thought of the VA.
  • 07:15: they had found two tumors about this big in my liver.
  • 08:51:I’m not looking for a friend; I’m looking for the best.
  • 10:31: I didn’t turn yellow with jaundice.
  • 13:33: He said, I want you to turn down this liver.
  • 16:02: I know that they all thought I was gonna die.
  • 18:14: My gallbladder was removed.
  • 19:59: I hopped on an airplane with everything I had.
  • 22:28: I started the year with three terminal diseases.
  • 25:52: What was your worst moment?
  • 27:41: What about your best moment?
  • 29:26: What is one thing you wish you had known at the beginning?
  • 32:30: If you could only do one thing to change healthcare in the US, what would it be and why?
  • 33:31: Thriver Rapid Fire
  • 35:01: What’s one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers?

Andrea Wilson Woods is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy. For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards. Her new book, a medical memoir titled Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in multiple categories.