"Just an update for everyone. I did get to meet my donor family. Attached is one of the four news stations that were there.
Heart transplant meets donor family 17 years later
There are several others and I have them all…"
May 2, 2011
shared the news Heart recipient meets donor family 17 years later
Here's my experience from the donor family point of view...
It was a blessing to meet one of the recipients of my Sons organs. We actually met for the first time on what would have been my sons 22nd birthday and it was an…"
"I have been so blessed to meet my donor family. First receiving their son's heart was the ultimate gift. I have spend time with my donor family on several occassions from this quilt pinning to the US TX Games. I have also talked and emailed…"
"Well everyone thanks for you thought and help with my feelings during this time but unfortunately it does not look like it will be possible for me to meet my family since my husband got laid off this past friday. Unless a mircle happens we…"
"Yes Amy I was very honored to meet my donors family. And yes I cried and cried also at the drop of a hat.You have so many mixed emotions,happy and sad. But I wrote to the family for about 6 months before I actually meet them in person.It made it a…"
"I met my donor family and it was a wonderful experience. My donor was 17. I flew to where they lived and when his mother picked me up at the airport, we cried a lot at first - for her loss and for my gratefulness. I then met my donor's…"
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I am grateful for the little things in life like a simple kiss from my husband. I am grateful for my donor family making the hard decision to give my donors organs so that others may live. I am thankful for my transplant surgeon Clifford Van Meter god rest his soul. He was a wonderful and talented surgeon. I also what to thank my other physician Hector Ventura he is my inspiration and the only one who thought to try with my case, Because of his perseverance I am alive. I also want to thank my now husband Tim for his enormouse support it was a big help to my survival.
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I was born with a congenital heart defect called tricuspid atresia along with PDA, ASD and Mitral valve prolapse. I had surgery when I was 6 weeks old. I had another one when I was 16 this one was harder I went failure from bleeding in the heart cavity and had to have emergency surgery. I then had surgery again at 20 to revise what they did when I was 16 because the part that was put in had closed to the size of a ball point pen. Then 4 years later the right side of my heart just gave out. I was listed in 1993 and turned down 3 different occasions for various reasons. The doctors did not belive that I would survive since I was in failure in all of my organs. I did it and I survived. I can now work and live a "normal" life! Ha as if, I would not know what that was like I have never been normal. EVER,
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Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
I am reading the Twighlight series now. I enjoy funny and romace novels. I enjoy funny movies. I will listen to anything but rap. I did fine a reagge song that blew me away. In a mexican resturant they played John Denver's Country Roads to a regge beat. NOT GOOD at all,
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Live Laugh Love. Dont mind the potholes of live just enjoy the journey, Dance like nobodys watching love like you have never been hurt and sing like no one is listening.
Madison is , I think, about 4 hours away. I have been a couple of times, a really pretty river community. You hit the nail on the head, it sucks a lot that the cancer stopped me. I try to see all positives in situations and thank God it was caught very , very early , it was a stage 0 and has been dealt with. My cardiologist just doesn't know yet what the transplant committee will do with it because the normal waiting time would be 5 years. I will know more next Thursday when my next cardiologist appointment is scheduled. She should have all of the reports and recommendations by then.
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