Shattering the odds

He survived a heart transplant, a kidney transplant and, along with his family, COVID-19

By Michelle Koidin Jaffee
Trent porter Enell “Trent’’ Porter and his wife, Irish Porter, stayed strong for each other as they both battled COVID-19 after Trent’s kidney and heart transplants.
“This is not goodbye,” he told her. “I’ll see you later.”
— Enell “Trent” Porter
“Seeing patients like Trent leave the hospital is why our employees work the long hours and willingly step into the fray even as the rest of the community self-isolates.”
— Ed Jimenez
UF Health Shands CEO
“It was the single hardest thing I’ve had to experience in my life.”
— Irish Porter