Macey has taken over our Facebook feed with her overwhelming joy about receiving a new heart. Macey is 14 years old and has needed a heart transplant. Her reaction says it all.
Macey was born with a heart condition- severe aortic stenosis and mitral stenosis. She immediately had surgery as an infant and has since lived a relatively normal, healthy life up until two years ago. At age 11 she had open heart surgery- not once but TWICE. The second being a complication from the first. Within just a few weeks of the first surgery she was in severe heart failure and her organs were shutting down. Macey spent 9 days in the ICU and had the surgery for a second time to fix her mitral valve.
Before Macey’s condition worsened in 2013, she was a star gymnast with asperations of becoming an Olympic Athlete. She competed in two seasons, and although she was not healthy enough to finish the second season she placed 1st in vault at competition- even after the news of needing a new heart. Macey participates in dance company (with several rest breaks), plays guitar, and sings in the school choir.