Tag Archives: Heart-Lung Transplant

Finding ‘Conscious Awareness’

We have followed the life of Claire Sylvia who was found to have a severe heart condition as a child.  In spite of period of weakness, she studied dance and tried to stay active.  As her life progressed through early … Continue reading

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Moving On

It was the four year anniversary of her heart-lung transplant, March 9, 1992.  Claire was thinking of the past and of the future, something she had done each year since her transplant gave her a new, extended life.  She had … Continue reading

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Clair Sylvia. It Had To Happen. It Did Happen.

Photo of an older Clair Sylvia Following her heart-lung transplant Sylvia had plenty of time to think about the gift she had received and the donor.  Small shifts in her preferences for certain foods, small ways of acting, and her … Continue reading

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Clair Sylvia: Post Operative Period & A Dream

Following her heart-lung transplant, several days of recuperation in the hospital were required followed by at-home recuperation.  Five days following her operation, Clair became deeply depressed.  This seemed to counter the process of getting on a wait-list, being chosen for … Continue reading

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Part Two: Life Changes Due To A Heart & Lung Transplant

Clair Sylvia’s childhood consisted of several twists and turns. She had been warned about engaging in strenuous activity due to her heart condition, diagnosed when she was only three years old.  Later, still a child, she did engage in dance … Continue reading

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