Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Three Years

Three years ago today I received the best gift a ever, a new lease on life due to a life-saving heart transplant. I am thankful every day for the family that gave me their loved one's heart. I send my love to that family today and celebrate all that I have accomplished in my bonus years. Without the person that donated life I would never have graduated high
school, gone to college, or become independent. Today I am successfully beginning my second semester of college with more new friends and great experiences than I could have ever imagined three years ago. Yesterday it was confirmed that I am rejection free and basically healthy with a cardiac weatherization and biopsy. Another zero never hurts.
Happy Birthday to me.

Happy Third Heart Birthday!

Happy heart Birthday, Em. We are grateful that you had a great report from the transplant team yesterday. It was a miserable day, but once again you handled it all with your great attitude. You were a pleasure to be with and for the staff to take care of . You made them all laugh and swarm up there to see you.

We are so glad you are feeling so well and living a full and happy life at college. We are proud of you and love you! I hope you are feeling better today.