Nevada Appeal | Teri Vance
It was Peton's first visit since receiving a heart transplant in August.
“My new heart is just about to pop out of my chest,” she told teachers gathered for a staff meeting after school. “I am doing astoundingly fantastic. I've dreamed of this.”
The 23-year Carson City School District veteran has suffered from congestive heart failure since undergoing chemotherapy in 1991 for breast cancer.
Last year, her condition became dire. Doctors told her she would not survive without a transplant. But she had depleted most of her time off from work and savings on travel to the hospital in Utah and other medical expenses.