Special Sub-Topic: Saving Jessica
|What is Jessica's last name?|
McMillan. Travino is Jeremy's last name. Witherspoon and Kowalski are her doctors' last names.
|What is Jeremy's dad's occupation?|
attorney. Jeremy's father is a high-powered attorney in a Washington, D.C. firm.
|What did Jessica's family doctor treat her for?|
anemia. Anemia is a serious disease characterized by decreased bone-marrow production of blood cells.
|What are Jessica's parents' occupations?|
teachers. Her mother helped run a Head Start preschool program and her father taught Humanities at Georgetown University.
|What is the name of the college Jessica plans to attend?|
Georgetown. Jessica's father teaches Humanities at Georgetown.
|How long did Jessica spend in the hospital before she knew what was wrong with her?|
2 days. Jessica was diagnosed with kidney failure, the inability to eliminate the body's nitrogen waste products.
|How long did Dr. Witherspoon say Jessica could go without dialysis?|
5 days. Dialysis is the removal of natural wastes from the bloodstream.
|How many courts did Jeremy go to before his parents let him do the transplant?|
1. Jeremy's parents finally gave in after they realized they hadn't dealt with their other son, Tom's, death.
|Did Jessica reject the kidney?|
no. Jessica lived a healthy life with Jeremy's kidney.
|Whose kidney does Jessica get?|
Jeremy's. Jessica's parents were unable to donate because they both had had serious medical problems.
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