Community helps Vernonia teen after heart transplant: ‘Her attitude is amazing’ | KATU

For many, senior year of high school is filled with special moments with longtime friends while celebrating a bright future ahead. One Vernonia senior, however, is spending most of her final year at home after a heart transplant. Still, friends and neighbors of Kendra Stefan showed her how much they’re rooting for her with a … Continue reading “Community helps Vernonia teen after heart transplant: ‘Her attitude is amazing’ | KATU”

Downers Grove cheerleading team holds fundraiser for teammate Sofia Sanchez, 11, visited by rapper Drake, who got heart transplant | abc7chicago.com

Thursday night a suburban cheerleading team held a fundraiser for a teammate made famous for two wishes granted: a visit from Drake and a new heart. — Read on abc7chicago.com/health/downers-grove-cheerleading-team-holds-fundraiser-for-teammate-who-got-heart-transplant/4104215/

CMPD MAKES HOME VISIT FOR TRANSPLANT PATIENT: CMPD surprises young heart transplant patient with home visit | WSOC-TV

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers made a special home visit to a local boy who has had multiple heart surgeries and a heart transplant. — Read on www.wsoctv.com/news/local/cmpd-surprises-young-heart-transplant-patient-with-home-visit/780337056

Murfreesboro family gets ultimate Christmas gift with heart transplant for 7-month-old son – WZTV


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Murfreesboro family gets ultimate Christmas gift with heart transplant for 7-month-old son
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This Christmas a family will be bringing their 7-month-old son home for the first time thanks to a heart transplant. Nashville natives and Murfreesboro residents Mike and Brittany Urso are receiving the ultimate gift, the gift of life, this season as …

From chubby-cheeked heart transplant tot to smiling ten year old: Louisa is a record-breaker – Gazette Live


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From chubby-cheeked heart transplant tot to smiling ten year old: Louisa is a record-breaker
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Samantha, from Longlands, Middlesbrough, said: “When I hear stories of other babies having transplants I can’t picture myself in that situation, but I must have been there. I think I must have blocked it out. “At 15 weeks old she developed cold …

Yukon teenager in need of heart transplant gets ultimate Christmas gift – KOCO Oklahoma City


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Yukon teenager in need of heart transplant gets ultimate Christmas gift
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Ethan, who lives in Yukon and attends Mustang High School, was in congestive heart failure when he spoke with KOCO 5 in November. Just days before the holiday, the 17-year-old boy received the ultimate Christmas gift — a new heart. Advertisement …

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Will Kohn, first patient in new UI children’s hospital, returns home after heart transplant – Iowa City Press Citizen


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Will Kohn, first patient in new UI children’s hospital, returns home after heart transplant
Iowa City Press Citizen
After 332 consecutive days in the hospital and a September heart transplant, 7-year-old Will Kohn is finally back home. The University of Iowa’s Stead Family Children’s Hospital announced the news in a Friday post to Facebook, saying that Will went …

50th anniversary of first human heart transplant – Daily Herald

SALT LAKE CITY — Heart transplants have become so successful, that it is easy to forget how remarkable it is to be able to save a life through transplant. This year marks the 50th year since the first transplant on Dec. 3, 1967. At that time Dr. Christiaan Barnard transplanted the heart of a 25 year old woman who was fatally injured in an automobile accident into the chest of a 53 year old man who was suffering from heart failure. Although the recipient died of pneumonia 18 days later, the transplant was considered a success as the heart was functioning normally in its new home. The next big hurdle would be to develop more effective anti-rejection medication. At the time this transplant was performed, it was considered experimental and the world was watching. Since it was successful, other heart transplants followed. Thanks to that first transplant, thousands have benefitted from the gift of a new heart. Utah transplanted their 1,000th heart in 2008. The recipient was a man who expressed gratitude that he was able to hold his first grandchild. The Utah Cardiac Program celebrated their 30 year anniversary in 2015. More information about organ, eye and tissue donation