Between transplants, teen survives 4 months with no heart as Mi...

Full story: Chicago Tribune

"But I know that I really was here," the 14-year-old said, "and I did live without a heart." As she was being released Wednesday from a Miami hospital, the shy teen seemed in awe of what she's endured.
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Grayslake, IL

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Nov 20, 2008
 
That's nothing, I'm pretty sure my boss hasn't had one in years!

*** serious note - wish the young girl well, that had to be a tough time***

“This won't hurt a bit!”

Since: Aug 08

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Nov 20, 2008
 
Thanks to the Trib for printing a positive medical story. I wish the girl well, and hope that she continues to improve and live life to the fullest. Also, thanks and praise to the docs and nurses who cared for her. They are truly life savers.

As an aside, many medical miracles happen everyday, but are not publicized.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

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Nov 20, 2008
 
she kept saying during those 118 days...where's scarecrow and lion....dorothy...toto...
JohnP

Chicago, IL

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Nov 20, 2008
 
Not only was this girl's life saved, but from what was learned from this, many more lives will be saved. None of this could have happened if someone didn't sign up to be an organ donor. It bothers me to think of all of the organs that are buried each day while so many people are waiting and hoping that they will get a second chance at life.
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Nov 20, 2008
 
Nice positive story! I wish her well.
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Nov 20, 2008
 
Amazing. I can't even imagine being that strong at 14. And the doctors are true heroes. Yay!
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Nov 20, 2008
 
This is a beautiful teenage girl!!! She has been through alot!!! I hope that she remains strong!!!

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