Lauryn Gibson escaped death where she was six weeks old and received a heart transplant three days before her first birthday, WFMJ reports. Now she is been welcomed into the record-breaking freshman of Cedarville University.
Her mother noticed she was struggling for breath, then took her to the pediatrician who concluded that Lauryn was dying of congestive heart failure and told her to transport her to Clinton Memorial Hospital where an emergency helicopter would take them to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Heather recounted what had happened on the flight to the hospital.
“While we were in the helicopter, Lauryn’s heart stopped beating,” Heather recalled. “The pilot turned off the intercom so I couldn’t hear the medical staff talking, and then he began talking with me about what we’d experience when we landed, the sea of people who would be waiting for us, and to try and remain calm. He was phenomenal”
According to CBN News, the team revived Lauryn, but her family received the devastating news that her heart function was only at 8%. They were also told that she would not be able to leave the hospital unless she received a heart transplant.
Heather refused to believe that she had to go home without her daughter and told the doctor, “My God is bigger.”
Lauryn received a new heart almost a year after she was placed on transplant list. Now she hoped to get a degree a field close to her heart–pharmacy.
heart. The drugs weaken her immune system, making her susceptible to other illnesses. To help her ward off the dangers she could face living in a college dormitory, she will stay at home and commute to school.
According to CBN News, She believes her experiences will make her a compassionate and sympathetic pharmacist. She said, “I began thinking that I wanted to help people like me that have to take medication twice a day for the rest of my life. I just wanted to be in a field that can ease the complications of taking medication every day for my patients, particularly pediatric patients. Because I understand how hard it is to take the medications.”
Lauryn also recognizes the blessings she has received and hopes to live her life to the fullest. “I just try to do as many once-in-a-lifetime experiences as I can. I’m really grateful for this second