Heart Month 2018: Linda Johnson
February 12, 2018
When Linda Johnson arrived at UT Southwestern, she was in
the third trimester of her pregnancy and suffering end-stage heart failure.
It’s said it takes a village to raise a child, but Linda notes that often
"it takes a village to take care of patients, and UT Southwestern has that
village." Immediately following her cesarean section, Linda's health took
a turn for the worse. UTSW specialists evaluated Linda for a heart transplant,
which she soon received. Her new heart gave her not only a second chance at
life but a first chance to watch her son grow. "Knowing that someone's
life ended so that mine could continue is mind-blowing," Linda says.
"You can't really wrap your mind around it."