Wedding Wish Comes True For Allograft Recipient  |  July 5, 2016

EllieLast year, Elizabeth (Ellie) Hahn Moore became an allograft recipient after being diagnosed with a condition called osteochondritis dissecans. This experience presented her with unique challenges and helped her become a stronger person.

Growing up, Ellie struggled with her weight. In 2014, she decided it was truly time to make a change in her life. Her journey began with Weight Watchers and running. Through the support of her then-boyfriend, Parker, her family, friends and co-workers, she tried to do something active each day.

She spent the next year increasing her activity through running and her new hobby, SCUBA diving. Ellie had to build strength and endurance in order to pass the diving certification. Pound by pound, the weight slipped off. She began to enjoy running and even started signing up for 5k runs. During all of this transformation, Parker proposed to her.

In April 2015, she woke up and fell on the floor from pain in her right leg. She spent the day icing it, figuring she probably hurt it working out the day before. The following day, there was no improvement and her knee swelled to twice its normal size. Not being able to even straighten her knee, she called off from work and immediately contacted her primary care provider.

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