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Monday, August 22, 2016

Woman who received Maine boy’s heart makes surprise visit to donor’s family


OWLS HEAD, Maine — Rachel Dunn and the family of Nick Stevens say they are joined at the heart.

When she was 7 years old, Dunn received Nick’s heart after the 8-year-old Owls Head boy died as the result of a fall.

“God and Nick could not have picked a more special person to receive his heart,” said the boy’s mother, Melissa Stevens.

Dunn’s affection for the Stevens family is just as strong..

“They are not an extension of my family. They are my family,” Dunn, 24, said Monday from her home in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.

Born with a serious heart defect, Dunn had been on a transplant waiting list since age 1. During what was supposed to be a routine checkup at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when she was 7, she was told she would have to stay in the hospital until a heart was found. After a wait of about two months, she received Nick’s. Continue reading
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