A local community’s support for a transplant recipient motivated him to create an organization that helps others.
Neighborhood support inspires transplant recipient John Morelli to help others
When John Morelli underwent a heart and liver transplant at the Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center, he had the support of his local community. Some members organized a fundraiser, others prepared meals and others took his sons to baseball practices and games. This experience inspired John and his wife Stacey to create the Transplant Foundation of New England. The organization helps transplant candidates such as Francis Buckley, who awaits his second heart transplant at Mass General. Read more about John’s experience in the