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Teen lives 4 mos with no heart, leaves hospital

Posted by Mai on November 20th, 2008

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Teen lives 4 mos with no heart, leaves hospital
11/20/2008 | 09:01 AM

MIAMI – D’Zhana Simmons says she felt like a “fake person” for 118 days when she had no heart beating in her chest. “But I know that I really was here,” the 14-year-old said, “and I did live without a heart.”

As she was being released Wednesday from a Miami hospital, the shy teen seemed in awe of what she’s endured. Since July, she’s had two heart transplants and survived with artificial heart pumps — but no heart — for four months between the transplants.

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