Just wanted to check in with you and see how you're doing in school. You had written to me about attending school in Delaware to study photography. I recently returned from a trip to Israel where I shot about 2000 images, from…"
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Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
My donor and their family. Also my mom because she was there 24/7 sleeping in a gross recliner for 4 months. and my dad who would have been right there with my mom if he could have, But mostly I thank God for giving me a second chance
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
prograf, prednisone, cellcept, valcyte, all kinds of vitamins
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
I will be attending delaware college of art and design in the fall!! woo!!
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
I was born with cardiomyopathy and wasn't supposed to make it out of the hospital. But i went through all 13 years of school completely fine with no symptoms. My freshman year of college I gained what i thought was just like fat or something but it was fluid and i was in complete heart failure. My EF was down to 30% and i needed a defibulator in May 08. I spent most of the summer in and out of the hospital. By this time my EF was down to around 10%. I spent my 19th Birthday there in august woo! jk... lol My defibulator went off 4 days after I came home from the hospital and recieved my heart 5 days later on the 3rd. I did very well until my first biopsy when my valve was damaged. like what a freak accident!! and i had to get that replaced on the 30th of september. Then I recieved a pacemaker on October 10th or so. I actually went to a halloween party when i returned home which i did get the ok from my doctors to go! It has been very blessed for my health. I am soon to be attending school and have a part time job.
My dad was also waiting for a liver transplant at Jefferson and passed away in December, we both started to show symptoms of our different illnesses the beginning of 08. Unfortunately he didn't receive the transplant in time. It has been a very tough year but he got to see me healthy after my transplant and I know that is what he would have wanted, though I miss him more then anything in the world.
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just browsing the web
What Is Your Relationship Status?
Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
i LOOOVE Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, The Format, Miley Cyrus, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd
I love to draw, paint, sing and also fashion photography or any kind of photography for that matter
What is Your Favorite Quote(s)?
God is our refuge and strength
An very present help in trouble
I wanted to personally thank you for joining my Transplant Creativity group. I extend a warm welcome and hope you will enjoy it there. Share anything that inspires you and it doesn't have to be your work just put down the artist or author if known. It could be a song, music, poem, story, movie, photo, picture, an object, etc. anything that gives you a feeling of life and living and brings joy to your world. Thanks again and keep in touch. Hugs, Karen
Just wanted to check in with you and see how you're doing in school. You had written to me about attending school in Delaware to study photography. I recently returned from a trip to Israel where I shot about 2000 images, from nighttime skyline of Tel Aviv to scenics of the Judean Desert, Masada and the Dead Sea and in the old, walled city of Jerusalem. Then I stayed at the Jersey shore (Brigantine Island, next to Atlantic City) and shot another thousand of butterflies, a neighborhood fox and sunrises, sunsets and birds in flight and those cute little piping plovers that run away from the incoming surf, then dash back as the waves receed to pick what food from the receding water they can collect before the next wave comes in to chase them back again.
Hope you've been well and have been able to concentrate on all the advantages that being away at school affords.
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