By Bobbi Shaffer, heart recipient
All my life I thought I had asthma. I treated the condition and tried to work out to improve my stamina – what I didn’t know at the time was that I was aging my heart. I did everything I could to take good care of myself but one day when in 2001, I passed out at work and doctors discovered that I had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (more…)
By Sue Murphy, donor mom
Flowers, candy, cards and hearts. All of these things come to mind when one mentions Valentine’s Day. This year the word HEART is most important to our family.
Last Friday, my husband, Mike, I got to spend some time with our son’s heart recipient, Russ. Our son, Jason, was a registered donor and saved three lives after his death. For the last two years we have joined Russ and family members at OSU’s Ross Heart Center for a Valentine Party for all heart transplant recipients. What a happy time this is! (more…)