Mother of 5 to get new heart

News 4 JAX | Francesca Amiker

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Laquisha Mathis has been living with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. In February she was told she had six months to live unless she received a life-saving heart transplant.

At the time, under her health care policy she was unable to receive the transplant but thanks to her determined doctors and a story that first aired on News4Jax in March, she said she’s receiving a second chance at life.

"At the end of the day God touched them to reach down and pull my name out of the basket and say, ‘Were going to help this young lady right here. We're going to save another life today,’" Mathis said.

Most people don’t get a second chance at life and with Mathis, her health had been going downhill fast, which is why she was chosen to be a candidate for a life-changing procedure. Continue reading