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Alyssa’s Story

Welcome to Alyssa Sandeen's site, created to keep family/friends updated about her progress after some very severe rejections from her donor heart.

Transplants: Heart at age 8, 9/1998; Kidney at age 20, 3/2010

Alyssa is now 2nd new heart, 6/27/13

Visit often to read updates, view the photo gallery & PLEASE write a note in her guestbook.

THANK YOU for your love, support & prayers. Please keep them coming!

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Latest Journal Update


Message from Alyssa's parents, Chris and Lisa:

TODAY is the BIG day for Alyssa.  She is finally able to go home.  We are so excited!!!  What a journey she has been through.  THANK YOU for all the support and prayers to each and everyone of you who made this special day happen.  Also, thank you to the donor family, who donated a very special gift for our daughter so she can have a second chance of life.  Without this special heart, Alyssa would not be here with us today.  And thank you God for giving Alyssa another miracle.