Cary woman awaits second heart transplant

Photo provided Amy Lanning-Becerra, with husband Ed Becerra. Lanning-Becerra is awaiting her second heart transplant after her first one failed. After going through the pain of waiting for a heart twice, she's encouraging others to become donors.
CARY – About two and a half years ago, Cary resident Amy Lanning-Becerra’s life was changed after she received a heart transplant.

The 37-year-old was born with a severe congenital heart defect, and said after the transplant she no longer had a hard time doing physical activity.

“Once I had my transplant, everything was just brighter and more lively,” Lanning-Becerra said.

After about a year and a half of feeling amazing, Lanning-Becerra said she started feeling sick again. Doctors eventually told her that her body was rejecting the heart, and she would need a second transplant.

“I was pretty devastated,” Lanning-Becerra said. “I didn’t want to go through all of this again.” Continue reading

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