Heart Transplantation

Day 24: the “Other Guy Rule”

September 24, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 24: It’s Always the Other Guy Until It’s You Cancer affects the individual, yes; however, cancer also affects everyone who loves that individual. Today, I give you my dad as he reflects on my childhood cancer [and] the failure of my heart 30 years after the en …

Day 23: Journal

September 23, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 23: Journal Today is September 23, 2015 and a wacky Wednesday to boot. I am known within my family as the date person which simply means that I hold onto dates exceptionally well wether birthdays, dates of deaths, wedding dates, or just everything in general. I am also kn …

Part 3: My Donor, Our Hero

June 2, 2014 mhyh 0

Five months to the day after I received my new heart, I received yet another blessing. In the mail was a letter from my donor family. Before I even opened the envelope, I was overwhelmed with tears. Amidst their pain, they had reached out to me, and I knew that in a moment I …

I Will See You Again

August 21, 2013 mhyh 0

As a lot of you know from various sources whether our Late Effects Fan Page, Twitter, or our Second, Second Chance Fan Page, I spent last weekend with my donor’s father. The moments that I was able to spend with him introducing him to my husband, our son, and my dad and …