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Happy Birthday to a HERO!

  “Each and every day I think of you, pray for you and thank you.” ~ DAP And since I know today is your birthday, you will be on my mind ALL day. I had been living for almost eleven years … Continue reading

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Donor Sabbath

“I can never forget someone who gave me so much to remember forever. Each heart beat is filled with gratitude and love! Each day is a day of remembering that very special person that saved my life and ALL of … Continue reading

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Heart’s On Fire

When your heart’s on fire, yeah. That’s the only time your soul runs free. When your heart’s on fire, runnin’ on the edge. Do you know what I mean? Whoa, Oh. Heart’s on fire. ~ Hearts On Fire, 38 Special … Continue reading

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NEW Heart Allocation Waiting List Statues

The NEW heart allocation waiting list statuses are here. I wrote about this in 2016 & 2017. (links) Apparently the data entry will begin on September 18, 2018 and the system goes live on October 18, 2018. Old vs New … Continue reading

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Follow Up to Cleveland Clinic’s First Heart Transplant in 1968

A couple of days ago, I posted a link to an article regarding Cleveland Clinic’s first heart transplant in 1968 – you can read that article HERE. I came across this small article as a follow up –

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Honoring a Legacy

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased. ~ Maya Angelou ———————————————— Without God, Benny Keith Ward, Lifebanc, friends, family and an amazing team of Doctors, nurses and caregivers @  … Continue reading

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Hey Benny Keith

“Be careful in how you talk to yourself. You are listening.”   HeartDate –  4,049 Hey Benny Keith!! Yes, it is true ….. I talk to my self every day. And yes, I can be quite critical. I also speak … Continue reading

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Homecoming

“Homecoming unites the past and the present.” ~ Author Unknown I almost forgot that today was an important date in regards to my transplant journey. Eleven years ago today, on Friday, May 25, 2007, I was released from the Cleveland … Continue reading

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11th Anniversary – A Day of Gratitude

“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.” ~ … Continue reading

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The HERO That Saved My Life

BENNY KEITH 12/15/1979 – 5/9/2007 For almost 11 years, I’ve been living with someone else’s heart beating in my chest …. keeping me alive. A loaned heart … a borrowed heart … a transplanted heart. Every single day of the … Continue reading

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