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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — This Fourth of July weekend will imply freedom for lots of people. However for one Indianapolis teenager, it’s freedom to dwell. She’s a coronary heart transplant recipient and can assist depend down Sunday’s huge fireworks present.
Greater than 100,000 individuals want an organ transplant proper now. Lexi Fuchs was born with a coronary heart defect. At 11 years previous, she received a coronary heart transplant.
At 18, Fuchs resides a typical teenage life having fun with associates and heading off to school. It’s a far cry from what she thought life may very well be like as a toddler with a coronary heart defect.
“We at all times knew that I’d find yourself needing a coronary heart transplant. So surgical procedures I had main as much as that have been simply to extend the inevitable,” she mentioned.
At 11, her coronary heart nearly gave out. She’s one of many fortunate ones. She solely waited a month on the transplant listing.
She’s utilizing her story to boost consciousness about organ donations.
“I used to be at all times tremendous drained. Fireworks are at night time. Sometimes I’d go to sleep. And simply having fun with a full day outdoors with my household was exhausting.”
An estimated 100,000 individuals will hear her voice over the airwaves forward of the Fourth of July fireworks present in downtown Indianapolis. With 100,000 individuals nonetheless in search of organ donors, power and life is a luxurious she received’t take with no consideration.
“I’m so grateful for the chance to file the radio section that we did to countdown for the fireworks. That’s such a superb outreach for the the Indiana Donor Community. Simply to get the phrase out to so many individuals.”
She’s persevering with work, spreading outreach in her highschool. And shortly after her transplant, she wrote a track devoted to the particular person chargeable for her being right here now.
“My life is totally totally different and I’m so, so grateful.”
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