piratesHi, my name’s Michelle Hagerty. I am 42 years old and married to my best friend and soul mate. I enjoy writing, reading, hunting, playing softball, riding my bike, cooking, watching the Pirate’s win, and sitting on the porch with the love of my life.

I have a Congenital Heart Defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries. When I was almost three years old, I had the TGA-Senning procedure to repair the defect. Since then I have had countless procedures, tests, pacer/ICDs, and medications, then in 2009 my cardiologist diagnosed me with Heart Failure. My first transplant evaluation was in 2011, the committee said although I was a good candidate I was too healthy at the time. Then just last week (July 2016) I had another evaluation and was approved! I was officially listed on August 16th..

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