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a change of heart


My Story of Heart Transplantation

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a change of heart


My Story of Heart Transplantation

 
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Gatorheart Donate Life Arizona Registry Page (for Arizona Residents):

Gatorheart Donate Life America National Registry Page (from any State):

 

Welcome to Gatorheart.com

I created this website to share my story and experience in dealing with congestive heart failure, heart transplantation and to promote organ donation. I was blessed to receive the gift of life in October, 2014 and am thankful for each and every day!  

My goal is to help keep family, friends & colleagues updated on my progress and also to provide anyone interested with more information about learning to live with heart failure and what it is like going through and living with a heart transplant.

First and foremost, I would not be here today without organ donation and the life given to me by my donor Sunni and the support of her family. A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of the doctors, nurses & staff who have helped and continue to care for me - including my primary doctor and everyone at The Mayo Clinic. I will be forever grateful for everything you have done and continue to do for me!

I also want to thank all of my family, friends and colleagues who were there for me and continue to provide so much love, prayers and support - it has helped me get through my challenges and will always help me through my on-going journey. 

My story is also posted on the Donate Life Arizona liveonaz.org site where Arizona residents can register in my honor here. If you live outside of Arizona, please register using my Gatorheart National Registry Campaign page to register in my honor here

 

NEW UPDATES:

  • See my new blog post about the very special meeting with Traci, the mother of my donor Sunni - here
  • For those visiting from my recent story on GatorCountry.com, see photos from my Agin' Gators Soccer Weekend - here
  • Check out my Donate Life Arizona radio commercial that is currently running in the Phoenix area - here
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It's All About The Journey!


It's All About The Journey!


 

Check here for my latest Twitter updates and feel free to email me any questions at mark@gatorheart.com

 

@Gatorheart Twitter updates - see also My Blog

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My Story


My Story


 

Read all about my story including: how it all began, my initial recovery, the eye of the hurricane, electrical storm brewing, on the edge, the gift of life, and living with a new heart! 

 
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My Blog


My Blog


Follow my latest adventures in my new blog!

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Media Gallery


Media Gallery


Check out my photo and video gallery

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About The Heart


About The Heart


 

Learn more about the heart, heart failure and heart transplant including how to move on! Some call it the New Normal, but living with heart failure and a new heart requires one of the most difficult human qualities one needs to master ... discipline!

 
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Help The Cause


Help The Cause


 

Learn how you can help the cause and spread the word about organ donation. Please help give the gift of life and leave a lasting legacy of life!