Ashley Wilkins
SCHS construction teacher Walter Wilson helps Dailyn Swanner with a project. Just three months ago Wilson received a liver transplant.
Building a new life

As Shelby County High School construction teacher Walter Wilson controls his class filled with rowdy high-schoolers operating loud power tools and banging hammers, it’s difficult to fathom that just three months ago Wilson was lying in an operating room in Cincinnati receiving a new liver.

“I feel better every day,” he said with a smile.

More than five years ago Wilson was diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) disease, a rare disease of the liver speculated to be hereditary but not related to drinking alcohol.