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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) Brandy Sweeney by no means thought she’d want an organ transplant. However then she acquired a analysis that will change her life.
“I used to be pregnant with my third little one after I was identified with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, which is basically coronary heart failure as a consequence of being pregnant,” Sweeney defined.
That analysis meant medical doctors would ship Sweeney’s child 5 weeks early. Her child was wholesome however Sweeney needed to go to Pittsburgh, PA for extra therapy. She was then positioned on the transplant record.
“I used to be blessed sufficient to solely be on the record for 38 days. As a result of somebody stated ‘sure’ to organ donation I’m able to be there for my children it doesn’t matter what they’re doing,” she stated.
Now Sweeney speaks up every time she will be able to in regards to the significance of being an organ donor.
“I by no means in one million years would have thought that I used to be going to want a coronary heart transplant,” she stated. “However right here I’m at this time alive and properly as a result of somebody checked ‘sure’ on that field.”
April is Nationwide Donate Life month. Numerous teams throughout West Virginia are doing their half to boost consciousness.
“It’s our alternative to encourage indivduals to register as organ tissue and cornea donors,” stated Christy Conley, West Virginia Outreach Coordinator for the Heart for Organ Restoration and Training.
And as she watches her children develop up and stays an energetic a part of their lives Sweeney has phrases of thanks for her donor.
“I’m so very grateful that he stated ‘sure’ to organ donation. With out him I wouldn’t be right here to serve my group, to be a mom to my three great youngsters a spouse to my rock of a husband,” she stated. “He (her donor) is my true hero.”
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