North Fork resident heading to Houston for Transplant Games

The Fresno BeeJuly 2, 2014 

A North Fork woman will travel to Houston for the Transplant Games July 11-15.

Jill Nolen, 27, was a baby when she received two liver transplants. She was put on a waiting list for a new liver before she was six months old. She received a new liver, which quickly failed, and required a second transplant weeks later.

The Transplant Games is a multi-sport event for individuals who are organ transplant recipients, living donors and bone marrow recipients. There also are a limited number of corneal and tissue transplant recipients.

Nolen is a 2007 Yosemite High graduate and recent Fresno State graduate. She lives in North Fork with her parents, Judy and Mike Nolen.

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