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Houston Chronicle: World’s first skull-cap transplant patients returns to Houston fully recovered a year after his marathon surgery

May 13, 2016

Jim Boysen celebrated his one-year anniversary on May 9 as the first-ever scalp transplant patient.  Photo: Steve Gonzales / © 2016 Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle Photo

Congratulations to Nora’s Home patient, Jim Boysen, as he celebrated his one-year anniversary as the first-ever scalp transplant patient.

Univision 45 Houston – Contigo

April 13, 2016

James on Univision 45 Set
James on Univision 45 Set

Mr. Nieto, a recent recipient of a kidney in March, was honored to be interviewed at Univision 45 Houston this morning, thanks to our friends at LifeGift. He expressed his sincere gratitude to all those involved in his transplant journey, along with Nora’s Home.

Tune in on May 1st as part of Univision 45 Contigo, which works in partnership with leading organizations who share an interest in serving the community and bringing focus to the community’s most critical issues.

Thank you Mr. Nieto, thank you LifeGift and thank you Univision 45 Houston!

Great Day Houston KHOU 11 News

March 31, 2016

Great Day Houston KHOU

Memorial Hermann Press Release: In Honor of National Donate Life Month, Transplant Recipients at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute Gathered to Show Appreciation for their Organ Donors

March 28, 2016

Nora’s Home team had the opportunity to be in the audience for Deborah Duncan’s Great Day Houston show.

In honor of Donate Life month, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute hosted its first “Celebrating the Gift” event at which transplant patients and their families show their appreciation for donors and their families. Doctors, staff, recipients, and donor family members shared emotional personal stories about illness and organ failure, strength, and gratitude for the gift of life.

Nora’s Home was so proud to be a part of the beautiful event. Organ recipients and family members painted tiles as a testament to their loved ones, their experience and their donors.

To read more about  “Celebrate the Gift,” read Memorial Hermann’s article.

90.1 FM KPFT Houston: Open Journal special on Nora’s Home

February 25, 2016

Radio station 90.1 FM KPFT Houston had Nora’s Home Executive Director, Kayla Aucoin Lehmann, and newest board member, Michael Trevino as their guests on air this morning!

Listen to the segment by following the link below and tune in at 32:30 min:

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KHOU 11 News Houston: “Nora’s Home an ‘oasis’ for transplant patients and families”
February 22, 2016

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Texas Medical Center News: “New TMC member Nora’s Home provides sanctuary for transplant patients” Article by Shea Connelly
July 6, 2015

In the news story, Nora’s Home was officially announced as the 56th member of institutions affiliated with the Texas Medical Center. Click on the link below to read the full article on the TMC News website.

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KPFT Houston FM 90.1: “Open Journal” Interview
June 17, 2015

Executive Director, Kayla Lehmann, was interviewed on the radio about Nora’s Home. The program ran from 8am to 9am with the conversation beginning at 8:30am.

Listen to the entire interview by forwarding to the halfway mark on the link posted below.


Comcast Newmakers: “Texas Community”
March 3, 2015


Nora’s Home’s Executive Director, Kayla Lehmann, appeared on Comcast New for an interview about the transplant residential facility. Click play on the video below to watch the whole segment.


CW39: “Class Acts”
December 18, 2014


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ABC 13 KTRK Eyewitness News Houston: “Hometown Live” Segment
November 19, 2014

The Tile Project was reported on local television! Thank you Kaiya and family for making an appearance in the clip.

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CW39: “Class Acts”
November 13, 2014

Sam Schneider from Saint Johns High School is a Class Act for the track he is building at Nora’s Home as an Eagle Scout Project.

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FOX 26 Houston
September 24, 2014

Executive Director Kayla Lehmann, patient Bruce Kovatch, and Dr. Mark Hobeika were featured in a segment about Nora’s Home on FOX 26 Houston!

Watch the news story here: