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...
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...
A Heart-Transplant Patient’s Life-Changing Call

A Heart-Transplant Patient’s Life-Changing Call

The day was September 26, 2011. My family and I had been staying at the Ronald McDonald House for the past 2 months after I had gotten sick again. I had to be on a frequent intravenous drip of a medication called Milrinone through a PICC line located in my left upper...