After heart transplant, cultural ministries manager has new lease on ‘simpler’ life

February 14, 2022 | Detroit Catholic

By GABRIELLA PATTI | Detroit Catholic

Photo by Valaurian Waller | Detroit Catholic

Vickie Figueroa spent most of her life with a heart condition, until a call from doctors in July 2021 gave her ‘a completely new chance at life’

DETROIT — More than 106,000 people are currently on the national organ transplant waiting list. More than 3,000 of those people are waiting for a heart. Most people have to wait more than six months; meanwhile, 17 people die each day waiting for a life-saving transplant.

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