The Next Page: Walk in my shoes

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Brittany Grimm is, in many ways, similar to many of her peers at Seton Hill University in Greensburg.

She’s smart, driven, focused and engaged. She’s involved in numerous campus activities. She wants to go out into the world and make a difference.

But, in other ways, Brittany is very different than other students at Seton Hill. The heart of a 31-year-old man has been beating in her chest since she was 11.

Brittany’s story of how that heart transplant saved her life is one that she’s shared with small groups on campus through Narrative 4, a global storytelling initiative we have adopted to promote empathy among students, faculty and staff.

She also shared her story on campus during a weeklong event that celebrated the 10th anniversary of her transplant. Working with the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) in O’Hara, Brittany used her story to promote organ donation. Continue reading

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