GOOD NEWS UPDATE — My sister received her heart transplant on March 4th. We will keep you posted on her progress through the UPDATE section on this campaign page.
I am writing this letter on behalf of my sister, Leslie Sorg. As many of you already know, Leslie is currently awaiting a heart transplant at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she will remain until she receives her gift of life. Leslie has had a long road the last few years between a failed bypass and multiple cardiac stents. In spite of these procedures, her only hope for survival now is a heart transplant.
November 20, 2014
It has been 8months since I received the wonderful gift of life, my rockstar heart. Life couldn’t be better. Im back to work and back to the independent person I always was before heart disease sucked the life out of me. I have more energy than I have had in years and i’ve never been happier!. I have gotten this far, only because of the wonderful donor family who blessed me with this heart, and the incredible care I received from Thomas Jefferson Hospital, and the support of all my family and friends. Ive been able to keep this rockstar heart happy and healthy b/c of everyone’s generosity and kindness. There are not enough words to thank everyone enough!!
April 16, 2014
44 days with my beautiful new heart and again negative rejection from yesterday’s heart biopsy!!! This heart is a rock star!!! Except for the GI distress which I have had and is getting worse everyday, and the shakes, everything is great!! Starting in the am I’ll b having med changes and hopefully that will resolve the med side effects and my steroid dose is decreasing also. I’m feeling almost completely like myself again, Minus the chest pain and profound tiredness! The new and improved me! Starting heart biopsy’s every other wk x 6 wks. Sweet!! Starting cardiac rehab 3x wk x6 wks, can’t wait!! I feel so happy, but everyday I think of my donor and his family. I hope and pray that their pain is bearable. Please continue to pray for them. I’m sure they will need it for a long time to come. Give me a call and we should try to get together bc I’m ready to get out and about and I miss everyone!!! Hope everyone is doing great!! Xoxo