Community rallies to help teacher in need of new heart

Barrow County News | Adam Wynn

Most people have the luxury of going through their day without putting much concern in the function of their heart. Until roughly three weeks ago, Barrow County resident Lynn Foster was one of those people.

On the afternoon of Jan. 16, however, Lynn found herself headed to the emergency room for congestive heart failure.

“Three weeks ago, she was perfectly normal. Healthy,” Foster’s husband, Stephen, said. “Then one Friday afternoon she walked to the mailbox and was short of breath. I told her she shouldn’t be short of breath just for walking that far.”

Lynn called her doctor upon feeling a distinct shortness of breath, who insisted that she immediately get to the hospital. It was there that Lynn received the devastating news that she would need a heart transplant in order to survive. Continue reading