For those of you who were unable to view the video of Penny's Heart because the video was deleted Friday, we have good news. The video was taken down to make some changes and has been posted at a new address. So we are rewriting and republishing this post.
We hope you will take a few minutes to watch this. It is a teary but happy story. We are sad for the family who made the unselfish decision to donate their dying child's heart so another might live. It was a brave thing to do.
Penny is a young girl who became very sick while visiting family out of state and had to spend the next several months in a California hospital. Her mother stayed in CA with her and her dad commuted on weekends. She needed a heart transplant to survive.
She is now home with her family. The transplant was successful but the risk of rejection is still high. We hope you will read Penny's story. It's short and succinct. A link to her site is below the video.
One of Jan's friends knows Penny and her parents (who have graciously allowed us to share this documentary with you) and he has been updating Jan on Penny's progress. We know this story will touch you.
If the video doesn't play, click here.
For Penny's story, visit Save A Penny.
Eeeeek! We made a new post and deleted the old one, not thinking that we also deleted all your nice comments that Penny's family might enjoy reading. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( We're all sad. And sorry.