I received a heart transplant after to moving to Omaha from St. Louis.
In 2012 I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Thirteen people on mom’s side died from heart disease.
A healthier diet and medications sustained me until 2014 when I no longer had the energy to walk from my bed to the bathroom.
An LVAD was a bridge to my transplant and helped get my energy back while I waited.
I walked three times a day – morning, noon and night – while I waited for my transplant. The consistency of walking gave me something to do.
On July 8, 2020 I received the call that a new heart was on the way. I couldn’t even hold my phone still. I was just stunned.
My new heart was a perfect match.
I am so humbled and so grateful for God’s blessing and a second chance at life.