Stories of HopeHeart patients
Leah Przedwiecki: My second chance of living
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.
Kemberlie Hornbeak: Third time’s a charm
January 2021, the beginning of a new year as well as a new chance at life.
Jennifer Wickliffe: Hunter Lives On
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.
Thelma Warner: “I will continue to fight until my last breath”
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.
Mahogany Simmons: Always have faith
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.
Sara Siqueiros: Mother of three heart transplant recipients
I promise my children will always know their hearts beat for two and I hope we make you proud.
Jen Lentini: Heart transplant recipient 7/6/96
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.
Curt Holland: A grateful heart
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...
Khansaa’s Heart: The Miracle that Changed My Life
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.
Brian Montalbano: Heart Transplant x2
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.
Quinn Family: Madelyn’s Heart
Madelyn’s heart transplant changed our lives and took us from the depths of despair to the peak of happiness.
Jax the Heart Warrior
It has been a very slow and difficult recovery for Jax, but he is a true warrior and continues to show true strength.