Sister: Middletown fire chief doing ‘wonderful’ after liver transplant

Middletown fire Chief Paul Lolli is doing “wonderful” days after his liver transplant, according to his sister.

Lolli, who was diagnosed with cancer, received his liver transplant Saturday morning at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said his sister, Ginger Bruggeman. She said Lolli, Middletown’s fire chief since 2014, was called Friday and told to “have his bag packs” because a match may have been found, his sister said.

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Four hours later, the hospital called back and said the liver was a match.

Lolli, 59, was moved out of the Intensive Care Unit this morning, his sister said. She said the hardest part has been the visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus. She said only one visitor is permitted per day.

She said the liver came from a 23-year-old. The Lolli family plans to write a letter to the family of the donor, she said.

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