Thursday, February 24, 2011

Former athlete still alive thanks to heart transplant

Megan Moss, 24, is living proof, like I am, that heart transplants work. In high school, she played basketball, soccer, and volleyball until she suddenly started running out of gas. Her story, on, begins with an initial diagnosis of asthma. However, that diagnosis soon became more sinister as doctors ultimately found that Megan had myocarditis, a virus that attacks the heart.

Heart Transplant Rescues Young Woman tells that Megan's life was fairly normal after the original diagnosis. She even attended college. Then, in November 2009, her heart took a turn for the worse. Doctors told her that she now had heart failure. Her heart function was only 13%, she had no appetite, and couldn't keep food down. Furthermore, her liver and kidneys were failing. She was moved to the top of the transplant list. However, it began to look very bleak for Megan as pneumonia set in and her parents were told she was too sick for a transplant.

Friends and family began to pray. Megan's condition improved and she received the heart transplant she needed. She now works out 30 minutes a day, three times a week and is planning on going back to work soon. Plus, she now encourages people to be organ donors because she knows first hand that organ donation and transplantation works.

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