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.

2 comments:

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)