Chopper Ride

“It’s never too late to spread your wings and take flight.”

Six years ago this morning I took my first and only non-military helicopter ride. It was a ride that would save my life, as 5 days later I would have a heart transplant … a heart that my hero blessedly loaned me.

It was a dreary day, cold day …. I remember the cold air hitting my face as I left one hospital and arrived at Cleveland Clinic. I remember the “space” in ICU I was taken to, I “remember” someone playing the blues on a trumpet on the street outside my window. (Family member deny this)

I was not nervous, not scared …… I was at peace. God and the Angels were all around me, as I “coded” once again and slipped into a coma!


About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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1 Response to Chopper Ride

  1. Holly Koiro says:

    In a similar ICU situation, i heard someone practicing the clarinet….turned out to be the sound of a ventilator down the hall.

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