To get herself ready for the transplant, Kiersten had to visit the hospital numerous times for tests and to ensure that she was healthy and ready for such a life-changing operation. When the day finally came, she made her way to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where surgeons removed a part of Kiersten’s liver. After this procedure, she had to spend a week in the hospital and live with a small scar that would be a reminder of her courageous plight to save a life.
Staying fit is certainly a commitment. Besides doing the physical training, there are some other factors to consider, like nutrition