A heart transplant gave me a second chance at life

Deb and her son, Alex.

Deb Wallner and her son, Alex.

April is National Donate Life Month, and I am here today because I received a second chance at life. I’m the very fortunate recipient of another person’s heart. When I type or say it out loud, it still seems so surreal and so long ago. But it was only a little more than 8 years ago that congenital heart disease rapidly deteriorated my heart and I was told I needed a transplant.

Since my successful transplant, I have witnessed many of my son’s major milestones and in a few months, I will …Continue reading →