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I am Brendan Tellis and I am waiting for my second heart transplant.

I was originally diagnosed with familial cardiomyopathy in 2016. I wasn’t feeling well and decided to come to University Hospital’s emergency room. It was only within a few short days I was told I had to have a heart transplant. I was told I wasn’t leaving the hospital without a new heart. My mom had a heart transplant just 5 years prior and she has been my rock through this process. Just a few short months after my transplant I was back to work and starting to get back to my normal life. Unfortunately, my heart started to fail sooner than expected. I am now two and a half years after my first transplant and waiting in the hospital for my second heart. This is bittersweet for me because I am waiting for my second chance at life, but I have to leave a piece of my life at home. I decided six months ago to foster two family members. They are four and ten years old.

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November 28, 2018

Wishing you all the best and stay strong. Your going to be okay.

Shenee Dantzler

November 21, 2018

Good luck my friend

Michael Zacharias