Anna King's story about love and life after a heart transplant.
I was just 12 years old when I was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of heart disease and put on the heart transplant list. At the age of 14, I received a life-saving heart transplant. All because of the love of a donor.
So this Valentine’s Day, six months after my transplant, I will be thinking about the meaning of a heart.
A heart represents the love that you spread into the world and the love you receive back.
Love is the most generous gift that you can give to someone; it is the greatest one to receive. When I received my heart transplant after waiting for 832 days, I felt an unimaginable amount of love all around me. Without the love of a donor, I would not be experiencing life the way that I am today. You can give the gift of life, love, and hope back to a person and their family. All it takes is to become an organ donor.
I am back to doing all of the things that matter most to me. So this Valentine’s Day (and all the time), I hope you hold everyone that you love close and remember what this month is really all about.
Spread the love.