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Heart Month 2018: Linda Johnson

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Linda Johnson

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."

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