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Suzanne Simpson: One Woman’s Heart


She had already been through a battery of tests, and was taking a lot of medications trying to fix the problem with her heart.  She wasn’t feeling well at all.  The latest round of drugs was not working.  She was not getting better.

She had gone to work with her husband on this day, and by day’s end she said, “I just can’t do anything.  I’m having trouble breathing.”

He immediately took her to Vanderbilt.

It was at this point that the team of heart specialists she had been working with, transferred her to a new team of medical specialists-The Vanderbilt Transplant Team.  This was the first time she realized that she was in serious trouble.

The Transplant Team would keep her alive until a donor could be found.  She was out of options.  She could die at any moment, and for her to live, someone else had to die.

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