I Was In For A Shock.. To My Heart

I Was In For A Shock.. To My Heart

I’ve had a few crazy and scary experiences in my life as a heart transplant patient. Some of them not as bad and some of them pretty life threatening. It can be pretty scary having these experiences especially when they could happen at any moment and even scarier when...
His Sugar Level is Over 600!

His Sugar Level is Over 600!

About a year or two after my heart transplant (it’s been seven years and my memory isn’t the best so I can’t remember everything perfectly), I was diagnosed with type two diabetes caused by one of my medications called Prednisone. It was another life-changing day in...
Why Humor is the Best Medicine for Teens With Chronic Illness

Why Humor is the Best Medicine for Teens With Chronic Illness

Did you know that whenever you go your local movie theater to watch a new comedy movie or open up Instagram or iFunny to look at some funny memes, you’re actually boosting your immune system? Laughter causes the body to decrease the hormones that cause stress in your...
CJ’s Take on Positivity After a Heart Transplant

CJ’s Take on Positivity After a Heart Transplant

When I was a young child, I loved the holidays that I celebrated with my family and friends. My top favorites were Christmas (because It meant I got presents), Halloween (because I could be anyone I wanted to be for a whole day), and Thanksgiving (because that was...
A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

When the doctor told my mother they had a heart for me, I was overwhelmed with emotions. Confusion was the first because many of the doctors told me I could be waiting for a very long time (it had only been two months!). Many of the friends and people I had met at the...