Baby Alaynah was diagnosed with DCM and beat the odds, receiving a special heart transplant just before her first birthday. “After being diagnosed with severe dilated cardiomyopathy, a 5-month-old infant from Brunswick County was facing an uncertain future. However, she was able to beat the odds after becoming UNC Children’s very first Berlin Heart EXCOR™
14-year-old DCM & Heart Transplant Patient Promotes Organ Donation
Max was eight when he was diagnosed with DCM. He’s received a heart transplant and now, at age 14, is campaigning for organ donation. He’s evidence of the fact that you can overcome hardship and make a difference at any age. Click here to read Max’s story: https://bit.ly/3Qpwukq
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Shane’s Life Saving Heart Transplant
“Shane Smith (28) has shared his story as a reminder of how life-changing organ donation can be. At the age of 14, Shane was diagnosed with a mild heart condition and within a year, his life depended on a heart transplant…” To read about Shane’s experience with DCM and heart transplant – please click here.
Adam’s Story of Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Meet Adam Burkhart, a patient with familial dilated cardiomyopathy. Adam says that his story truly began in 1968 when his aunt died at the age of 13. That was the start of his family’s reckoning with familial dilated cardiomyopathy. Everyone born in their family until 1988 was tested for gene variants that can cause DCM.
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From Athlete to DCM Diagnosis and Heart Transplant at age 30 – A story of HOPE
We’d like to introduce you to a member of our DCM community: Kaitlyn Amos. Kaitlyn was raised in Waco, Texas, and grew up playing sports. In the fall of 2006, she went on to study at and play soccer for Baylor University. During freshman year, she started to notice a decrease in stamina and eventually,
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