Story

EDUCATION

LIFE AFTER HEART TRANSPLANT - A DOCUMENTARY

ABSTRACT

Help raise organ donation awareness by participating in the production of a film documentary and Transplant Games 2019.

Ever since I had several cardiac arrests and spent seven months in the hospital that resulted in me receiving a heart transplant, it has been my goal to educate the public via a film documentary of my experience. I am a Paramedic RN with years of experience and never imagined I would one day be the patient in need of a life-saving procedure! With only hours to live, physicians made a decision to try something that had never been done before in the University of Texas System. They elected to place two left ventricular assist devices (LVADS) simultaneously in the same patient. Hear and see Davy's story told through the medium of a video documentary which describes his survival against all odds and subsequent triumph with living life to it's fullest. Also, hear the testimonies of other heart transplant recipients from around the world at the World Transplant Games this August of 2019.