Ten years later Jennifer Silva, now 23, was just reunited with the surgeon who performed the transplant that day. She had been near death, when a donor heart was found.
”I feel like God has something planned for me,” said Silva. “On such a tragic day when everybody is dying he saved my life, so I am very grateful.”
Silva’s mother Naomi Gunter said that joy that a donor heart had been found was tempered by the fact that all flights were grounded following the attacks. They feared that there would be no way to transport the organ into the Bay Area. But as it turns out, the heart that was headed for Silva didn’t have to come by air.
How did the donor heart arrive at the transplant center?: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/09/08/vacaville-woman-looks-back-on-911-heart-transplant/