By Stephanie Stahl
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Katherine Strickland and Anna Fischman had liver transplants as babies 35 years ago. On Friday, the women were back together again for the first time in two decades, this time with their own families.
The organ transplant happened in 1987 when there were so many unknowns. Three decades later, they’re inspiring others.
Strickland and Fischman were reunited Friday, now as wives and mothers, and it was something that was never assured.
“It’s been a long road for both of us,” Strickland said.
Strickland’s and Fischman’s parents met in the hospital and bonded through the transplant process, and so did the girls.
Read more of Anna and Kate’s story here.