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Suzanne Simpson: One Woman’s Heart-Part Four

 

David overheard the doctors talking in the hallway.  The weather was so bad, it was doubtful that the helicopter could fly and the Vanderbilt Extraction Team could retrieve the heart.  They would classify this as a “dry run” and let Suzanne go home.

David went back into the room to be with his wife.  Doctors and nurses were attending to her, monitoring her condition.

Just as the surgical team was about to call the operation off, a member of the medical team burst into the room.

“They’ve taken off.  It’s a go!”

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Suzanne Simpson: One Woman’s Heart-Part Three

 

It was February 9th, 2011, 4:30pm when the phone rang at the Simpson house.   The call was from a Florida area code.

Suzanne didn’t answer it thinking it was a telemarketer.  When the answering machine picked up,

the woman’s voice said they had a heart for her, and she needed to call them back.

Suzanne raced to pick up the phone, but it was too late.

She dialed the number back, and the woman asked Suzanne if she was going to accept the heart.  She said, “yes.”  The woman told Suzanne that she needed to be at Vanderbilt by 6:00am the next morning.

That didn’t sound right.  Something didn’t add up.  David and Suzanne had been warned about “scams” involving transplant patients, and they weren’t sure that this call was the real thing.

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