Sunday, January 23, 2011

Celebrating 18 years with my Heart Transplant

Today I am celebrating 18 years with my new heart!  Ten days after I delivered my youngest daughter Ellie, I developed Post Partum Cardiomyopothy.  A new heart was my only option.  She was born in August and I was transplanted in January. 

Each and everyday I am thankful for the family, of the 22 year old man, who donated his organs.  Their most precious gift is the reason I am alive.

Please have a conversation with the ones you love about Organ Donation.  Here are two excellent web sites to answer any questions you might have:  The first is   United Network for Organ Sharing, this is the governing body of transplantion.  The second is  the US Department of Health and Human services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

This conversation is not one you want to worry about during a time of tragedy.  So please have it today!


  1. And there are so many of us who are grateful that you are here, too!

  2. What a wonderful landmark day! So happy for you! My entire family has agreed to Organ Donation.
    Blessings Bernie

  3. EVERYONE needs to post these web sites!! Love you!!


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