Saturday, April 9, 2011

Holly Saunders McKell, a Heart Hero.

Holly Saunders McKell was born with one valve and one artery- and due to complications with her liver and lungs, her heart was weak and she needed a donor heart, lung and liver. With such odds against her, she chose to live a wonderful life knowing her days were numbered. Holly returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 2, 2011. I see her as a hero and know that she has been an example to all CHD survivors. Our thoughts and prayers go to her family and we send our love.


Lake Family said...

Thank you for your post. I'm Holly's sister and randomly came across your blog. When Holly was born they didn't even have a name for her heart problem and it wasn't until pretty recently we learned there was a name for it now. She lived as rich and full a life as anyone with such a heart problem could and is an example to all that share her difficulties. She was the oldest living fontan patient I believe. We are so proud of her

Anonymous said...

You should post Holly's age. She was 37 at the time of her death I believe. She developed comorbidities which kept her from the transplant list. I believe she was developed lung, liver and heart failure -- but it wasn't until the last few years of her life. (I knew her husband)