I was born a happy healthy baby, a day after I got home I became very ill. The left side of my heart was inlarged and nobody knew how it happened. The doctors got me stable on medication for 13 years of my life. But it couldnt stop there, the summer of 2011, our family took our annual summer vaca and I couldnt swim, or walk down to the beach, my legs were swollen and I just slept the whole 2 days I could of had fun. Well we were worried.. very, so we decided a hospital trip would be our best bet. We went and we got the worst news ever.. I went into congestive heart failure.. they got me stable, as stable as I could be and because I was not comfortable flying from South Carolina to Michigan in a helicopter on my own, we took a 15 hour drive in 2 days. U of M was my home for a long time. I had an LVAD (left ventricle assist device) which stabalized me until I could be put on the transplant list and a whole 9 months later I got my transplant. I am living and being a normal 17 year old with the exception of medication.
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