Just months after the birth of her daughter, Melissa suffered a massive heart attack. Her heart was destroyed, and her only hope was a transplant. Melissa was brought to the Columbia Cornell Heart Institute of New York Presbyterian.
New York Presbyterian is a leader in LVAD technology, a remarkable innovation that kept Melissa alive until a transplant was available.
Eventually, she got the transplant she needed. And now, Melissa’s not only caring for her two small children…she’s swimming 50 laps every other day!