Cheryl’s Heart Hero is her reason for living


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.


“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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