Thursday, August 11, 2016

One of Miami’s first Hispanic heart transplant recipients dies at 69

Myriam Correa-Sherman received a heart transplant from Jackson Hospital surgeons on March 26,1991, and became an advocate for organ donation awareness in the Hispanic community

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To say that Myriam Correa-Sherman had a lot of heart would not be an understatement.

On March 26, 1991, she became the 34th heart transplant recipient at Jackson Memorial Hospital and among the first Hispanics to receive a donated heart at the medical center.

That distinction was never lost on Correa-Sherman who became a dedicated organ donation advocate who spread her message nationwide.

On New Year’s Day 2006, the Pitney Bowes rep was one of four Hispanic women chosen from around the country to ride on the Donate Life/Dona Vida float in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California — the first float in the parade’s 127-year history that had a logo in English and Spanish. Continue reading
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