Rita Graziano, photographed June 21 at her Hilton Head Island home with dogs Shiva, left, and Nama, suffers from chronic pancreatitis. Graziano is scheduled to receive an islet cell transplant - a relatively new technique - in July at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Rita Graziano, photographed June 21 at her Hilton Head Island home with dogs Shiva, left, and Nama, suffers from chronic pancreatitis. Graziano is scheduled to receive an islet cell transplant - a relatively new technique - in July at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. JAY KARR/The Island Packet
Rita Graziano, photographed June 21 at her Hilton Head Island home with dogs Shiva, left, and Nama, suffers from chronic pancreatitis. Graziano is scheduled to receive an islet cell transplant - a relatively new technique - in July at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. JAY KARR/The Island Packet

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