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Roswell recognizes Donate Life Month

Faith Egbuonu
April 17, 2019 06:54 PM

ROSWELL, N.M.- Sarah Bradley, a heart transplant recipient, is celebrating her gift of life as the two-year anniversary of her surgery approaches.

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"My doctors didn't really expect me to make it this far,” Bradley said.

Roswell’s Mayor, Dennis Kintigh, proclaimed April as Donate Life Month in the city on Wednesday, and Bradley couldn’t be happier.

"It's something that's still a shock to me. I still wake up every day just in awe of what I've gone through, and not just what I've gone through, but what I've received,” Bradley said.

In 2015, Bradley went into heart failure when she was pregnant with her second son. She knew it would be a long wait to receive a transplant.

There were times she began to lose hope, then things suddenly changed for the better.

"I got my call on Easter Sunday instead, and I was transplanted the next day. So, it was definitely a miracle," she said.

Though Bradley’s wishes have been granted, she now hopes she can get in contact with her donor’s family to thank them, but most importantly to celebrate her donor’s life.

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