Stories of HopeHeart patients
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.
It has been a very slow and difficult recovery for Jax, but he is a true warrior and continues to show true strength.
A great miracle came through for me. Doctors walked in one evening and advised they were placing me on the list.
Mohan Mahal’s transplant journey literally and figuratively led to a change of heart. He’s been inspired to give back to the world and to the communities around him.
Struggling with a heart condition diagnosed in 2004, Jesse received a heart transplant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To celebrate both National Donate Life Month and National Pediatric Transplant Week, Joseph Hillenburg, shares his perspective as father of Ben, a transplant recipient.