Oak Park resident celebrates successful transplants

GRATEFUL—Five years ago Oak Park resident Shirley Pirozzi received kidney and liver transplants.
Six years ago, Shirley Pirozzi, a retired drug counselor from Oak Park, blacked out while driving her car. She crashed into a tree and was rushed to the hospital, but doctors found little wrong with the 71-year-old woman other than low blood sugar.
Pirozzi’s accident was attributed to the sugar imbalance, and she was released from the hospital.
But the blackouts continued to occur until F...

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