By Blake H
It all started in 2017, my mother had a stroke and was hospitalized. A few weeks later we learned that her heart was only pumping around 15% and would need a heart transplant. After several months of being hospitalized, she received the LVAD (left ventricular assist device) on February 27th 2017.
She had the LVAD for just over 2 years until March 5th she received a call from the hospital stating they had a donor. On March 6th at 9am my mom went in for heart transplant, at 1:30pm the heart surgeons came out and let us know that everything went well and was a successful transplant!