LIVEr Champion

Introducing the 2019 Cuisine for a Cause LIVEr Champion

Robin King was born and raised in Greene County, Ohio and is the youngest of five children. He is a blessed father of two beautiful daughters, Katlyn and Julia.  Robin is employed by Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), a great company that has supported him throughout his liver journey. Robin’s rock, his everything, his biggest support person and my fiance, is Debbie. He doesn’t know what he would do without her and his girls. The support he received from all these people in his life are what helped him through the difficult path to liver health.

In August 2017, Robin had a surgery.  He had complications with the medication received and could barely walk and his blood pressure was very low. He found out that his liver was severely damaged.

Robin visited doctor after doctor, hospital after hospital. After spending a week in the hospital in August 2018, he was diagnosed with cirrhosis and advised to contact the University of Cincinnati Hospital Liver Transplant Department.  After making three trips to UC to meet with the Transplant Team, Robin was placed on the transplant list September 19, 2018.  On September 30, 2018, he received the gift of life.

Robin had a successful surgery and returned to work in December, after only two months.  He is now able to enjoy time spent with family and the activities he loves. This includes hunting this fall and gardening in the spring.

Robin’s faith also played an important role in his journey. He attends Dove Church in Wilmington and is active in the Emmaus community and Kairos Prison Ministries.  He was blessed to be able to participate in the ALF Liver Walk this past June in Cincinnati. Team AMES (Angels Make Everyone Smile) was presented Rookie of the Year at the Cincinnati Liver Walk for their fundraising and walker recruitment efforts.  Robin celebrated two years sobriety on July 8, 2019 and looks forward to celebrating one-year post-transplant at Cuisine for a Cause.

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