Catherine Herridge’s son surviving cancer put her family in limelight! More about her real husband
Everyone knows about Catherine Herridge and her marvelous reporting style, but not much about her husband and sons. She likes to keep her personal life a low profile, which has started rumors about Jeff Miller being her husband on the internet.
Catherine Herridge’s husband is J.D. Hayes, not Jeff Miller.
Several websites reported that Catherine Herridge married Jeff Miller, but it’s not true. Catherine tied the knot to J.D. Hayes, an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. The exact date of their marriage has not been disclosed, but they seem to have been together for a long time. Catherine and JD share two sons, Jamie and Peter.
Back in 2006, a tragedy struck the family as her younger son, Peter, was diagnosed with biliary atresia. He needed a new liver, and Catherine admitted Peter to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. They waited a month for a donor, who was hard to come by. When Herridge found out that she could be the donor, she decided to donate a piece of her liver to Peter, although it would risk her own life.
The doctors removed 20% of Herridge’s liver and transplanted it inside Peter in a 10-hour-long surgery. Peter had to take an anti-rejection medicine and go for monthly lab checkups for the first three months. Presently, ten years after the surgery, Peter lives a cancer-free life. Catherine remains fit and healthy.
Catherine Herridge became an advocate for organ transplants after donating her liver to her son Peter Herridge.
Her story has been an inspiration to many people and families who are going through the same situation. Getting life-saving organ donations is hard, especially for young children. Catherine is an active advocate for an organ transplants.
Catherine has been engaging in campaigns that encourage people to make donations to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) transplant fund, which helps the patients and their families buy the expensive anti-rejection medicine.