Last Christmas, my niece, Nancy Liston’s husband, Troy underwent a kidney and pancreas transplant. He had been on the transplant list for two years. We were so excited that his wish was coming true. Shortly after the transplant, Troy’s heart stopped for a few minutes.
The hospital staff was able to bring him back, but damage had occurred to his brain. Troy fought for 11 months to stay here with his wife, Nancy and their young son, Treabein-Moore. Unfortunately, Troy lost his battle in November. Troy’s University just posted this special honor to Troy.
I will miss Troy and will remember his gentle smile and kindness to my Mom, Nancy’s grandmother after the Moore Tornado.
Troy was right there helping her and picking up the pieces of her fence, roof and windows and going up the ladder to take pictures for her insurance Agent.
We could not have helped my Mom with her claim without his wonderful help.
We never know when our time will come, but I know Troy is watching over his family from his vantage point in Heaven next to my Mom and Dad.
Office of Student Diversity
OSD regular and NASA member Troy Liston passed away after a long illness on Saturday, November 20th. He is survived by a host of family and friends, including his wife Nancy (PSU ’09).
Troy was a kind, thoughtful, and funny young man and an enthusiastic member of the OSD.
Troy earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in History, which will be presented during Fall Commencement on December 17, 2010.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the entire Liston family.