Cheryl’s Heart Hero is her reason for living

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Organ donation is an important subject you should let your family know about.  Please talk about this decision as it can help others. Below is a story about one woman’s journey after receiving a heart transplant.

THE REGION Reporter

“I call her my heart hero,” Cheryl Olson says of her heart donor.

In 1999, Cheryl contracted a virus that destroyed her heart and left her in urgent need of a heart transplant, which she received later that year.  Eight years later, after suffering a minor heart attack, her doctors discovered that she had chronic rejection and told her she would need a second heart to live.  That heart came in 2008 from a young woman who she now calls her heart hero.

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