Seventeen years ago, parents Joan and Creager waited anxiously for their 11-day-old daughter, Leah, to come out of heart transplant surgery at Riley Hospital for Children. Born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the transplant was Leah’s only chance for survival.
Today, the energetic high school senior is educating the public on the importance of organ donation and transplantation as a volunteer for an Indiana procurement organization. She honors her heart donor by staying healthy as a competitive figure skater and ballroom dancer. Between her visits to Riley Hospital every six weeks for follow-up care, you can catch Leah on the air as a volunteer disk jockey for an internet radio station focused on positive messaging.
Leave a comment to cheer on Leah as she travels to Washington, DC to champion children's health issues.