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Austin's Gift: The Life of a Grateful Organ Recipient

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This is the life story of a 20-year-old college student who received a heart transplant at eight days old.  Through personal reflections and the stories of parents and family friends, the author relates the fears, challenges, and successes of life as an organ recipient. The author also relates how the life-saving measures her doctors pursued when she was a newborn left her with permanent hearing loss and how this has shaped her life experiences. The book is filled with the joy of life and the gratitude this ...

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Overview

This is the life story of a 20-year-old college student who received a heart transplant at eight days old.  Through personal reflections and the stories of parents and family friends, the author relates the fears, challenges, and successes of life as an organ recipient. The author also relates how the life-saving measures her doctors pursued when she was a newborn left her with permanent hearing loss and how this has shaped her life experiences. The book is filled with the joy of life and the gratitude this young woman feels for the opportunities she has had.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984144761
  • Publisher: Hilton Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/16/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Aggen is a college student from Illinois with an amazing passion for life. At eight days old, she was the recipient of a heart transplant. The extraordinary measures taken to keep her alive during this difficult period left her with permanent hearing loss.
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Table of Contents

 

           Note to Readers

   1.     The Chicken Pox Shot

   2.     Temporary Home

   3.     December 22, 1989

   4.      A+

   5.     The Mystery of Barney and Friends

   6.     The “No-No” List

   7.     Chips and Cheese

   8.     Lost in Wonderland

   9.     The Queen, Perfect Child, and Father of the Bride

 10.     Biopsies

 11.     Butterflies

 12.     Mark

 13.     Hawaii

 14.     Inner Beauty

 15.     My Tiger-Bite Scar

 16.     Hope You Think That Little Black Dress

 17.     The Power of Shaking

 18.     Caring Bridge

 19.     College Life

 20.     May Angels Lead You In

 21.     To My Donor Family

 22.     Kidney Failure

 23.     Circle of Life

 24.     Movie Dream

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2010

    Brilliant!

    Lauren Aggen had lived a difficult life, but she's a brilliant human being. Her story is truly inspiring and please don't miss this one.

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