Stories of HopeHeart patients
Thanks to a selfless organ donor, I was given my life back that day.
I’m very fortunate to have a second chance at living. I’m glad my loved ones are very involved and supportive. I wouldn’t have gotten through this without them or my faith.
January 2021, the beginning of a new year as well as a new chance at life.
Our son was able to save the lives of four people and help with research and education. In knowing that our son lives on has given us a peace that I do not believe we would have been able to obtain.
I have found courage and strength I never knew I possessed. I had to dig deep down within my soul to find it but, it was there.
I’m so grateful for the donor and grateful that I have the chance to live a second life, to take back my life that I deserve.
I promise my children will always know their hearts beat for two and I hope we make you proud.
I waited in hospital three months and received my heart transplant from a young boy named Matthew. His mother chose to give the gift of life to myself and many others. July 6, 1996 is my rebirth-day.
My transplant story starts by recognizing that I wouldn’t be here without the help of many people. A successful organ transplant takes a talented group of people from beginning to end. It starts with organizations like United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Donate...
This journey has been a rollercoaster of emotional highs and lows, and plenty of ups and downs. I am forever grateful to the donor family that selflessly gave my baby girl the gift of life.
I feel very blessed to be here today, fully understanding that someone had to pass away for me to have the chance I have; and to those donors and families I am forever grateful.
Madelyn’s heart transplant changed our lives and took us from the depths of despair to the peak of happiness.