A women is pictured holding her very own heart after having a transplant with a new one that is very healthy.
The women is unknown and only her first name has been revealed as penny.
The full details of the surgery have been left unknown but a friend name as Kelsey posted: “Penny is holding her own heart. She has survived cancer and crippling heart failure and never lost hope.”
“She’s my hero.”
Penny had wanted to take her heart home but strict policies did not allow her to do that how ever it was cremated and she got to keep the ashes.
Kelsey wrote: “She wanted to keep it but they wouldn’t let her! It had to be cremated but she kept the ashes.”
Study shows that one in ten will die in the first year after the transplant but after a year their chances of survival dramatically increase.