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

There are 7 comments on the Nov 19, 2008, Chicago Tribune story titled Between transplants, teen survives 4 months with no heart as Mi.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

"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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CCHA fan

Grayslake, IL

#1 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

Chicago

#2 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

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

Chicago, IL

#5 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.
Reality

Glen Ellyn, IL

#6 Nov 20, 2008
Nice positive story! I wish her well.
sarahmas

Downey, CA

#7 Nov 20, 2008
Amazing. I can't even imagine being that strong at 14. And the doctors are true heroes. Yay!
I Care

United States

#9 Nov 20, 2008
This is a beautiful teenage girl!!! She has been through alot!!! I hope that she remains strong!!!

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