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Purely Dominica


Some stories are so inspiring, you just can’t help but to share with the world. And yes, miracles do happen, they happen every god-given day. To bad many of us don’t take the time out to acknowledge these everyday miracles. Dzhana Simmons story is no different, when her heart became weakened and so enlarged that it couldn’t pump blood, she had to undergo a heart transplant. But when the heart failed, doctors scrambled to hook her up to a machine. Dzhana survived 118 day without a heart!

Doctors scrambled to come up with a way for Simmons to survive until a new donor heart became available. A custom-made artificial heart was the solution. It looked like a large, complex machine, and Simmons was attached to it for 118 days.

“It was like I was a fake person, like I didn’t really exist. I was just here,” Simmons said. “Now, I know that I really was here and I did live without it.”

“It was scary,” said Simmons’ mother, Twolla Anderson. “I didn’t know from day to day how she was going to turn out or if it would’ve been fatal or what. Thanks to my buddies, the transplant team — I love them for everything they’ve done for her — I couldn’t be happier.”

On Oct. 29, Simmons received another donor heart and a kidney, as well.

Read more about this fascinating story.

I could just imagine how scary it was for Dzhana knowing that she may or may not get a donated heart. But I’m happy, with gods grace, a heart donor was found and she is recovering nicely.

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