Organ Recipient Lives Life With Heart


BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Every ten minutes someone is added to the National Organ Transplant Network, and because the need outpaces the supply, 22 people die every day in this country waiting for a donated organ or tissue.

That may have been the case for Donna Pierce, but through organ donation, she went on not only to live, but thrive.

But thanks to a donor, her heart valve was fixed. The co-owner of Arenal Fitness in Pikesville says a congenital heart defect left her being the pale, frail kid in the corner. And now, she does Cross Fit and boxing.

“I could barely walk up a flight of stairs,” she tells WJZ. “When that limitation came off, it was like, ‘okay lets go,'” she said.

And now, she’s asking us all to do just that. Continue reading 

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