CBS Baltimore | Mike Schuh
Olivia Strama won four medals at a national competition. She won four others two years ago–in the Transplant Games. But the only reason she can compete in those games is because of what she calls her zipper.
The competition was against other transplant kids.
At nine-months-old, her heart rapidly began to fail. And in record time for Hopkins, 12 hours, a donor was found.
Olivia: “My heart was very sick.”
Schuh: “And what did they do?”
Olivia: “They gave me a new heart.”
Four years later, she’s well enough to win.
“I run and then I jump,” Olivia said.