Kidney transplant proves successful for Cleveland sisters

ByThe Cleveland Advocate
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Diana Brom (right) and Erin Krammer (left) recently underwent surgery on July 7, when Krammer donated her kidney to her sister.

CLEVELAND, TX -- Throughout her life, Diana Brom has endured multiple surgeries. After the failure of a transplanted kidney became apparent in July, she reluctantly prepared for another surgery.

After an early diagnosis of juvenile diabetes, Brom began a long journey of surgeries and transplants - all with a determination to finally be in good health.

"She has gone through four transplants - two livers and a kidney before this," said Liberty County Pct. 3 Commissioner Eddie Lowery, who is also Brom's father. "When she did the last one, she got a staph infection and the kidney didn't take."

Following the infection, Brom was forced to undergo dialysis three times each week for more than two years.

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