In a 100-year-old home in Rochester, originally built for one of Mayo Clinic’s first surgeons, is where Alyssa Sandeen spent 5 months of her life.
We first told you about Sandeen in the summer of 2013, not long after she got her second heart transplant. She got her first at age 8 in 1998, a heart that lasted 15 years – but barely.
Heart attacks in 2011, 2012 and 2013 landed her at Rochester’s St. Mary’s hospital for 6 months waiting for a donor. Then, just as she had done as a little girl, she moved into the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester for a few months. It’s a place to stay, as doctors want their patients nearby for a while.
Now, Sandeen is opening up about her new heart that’s fully of new love.
See the TV story online here: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/27787334/2-time-transplant-survivors-heart-onto-bigger-endeavors-her-wedding