Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Brit woman visits exhibition displaying her own heart

From Newspost Online

Visiting an exhibition in London, called The Heart today, was certainly a heartfelt experience for Briton Jennifer Sutton, for one of the items on display was her own heart.

According to reports from The Fortean Times, the 23-year-old resident of New Forest, UK, had a heart transplant at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, on June 4 last year.

However, Jennifer later lent her heart to the Wellcome Collection for the exhibition to make the people aware of donation and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, the disease that would have killed her.

“Seeing my heart for the first time is an emotional and surreal experience. It caused me so much pain and turmoil when it was inside me. Seeing it sitting here is extremely bizarre and very strange. Finally I can see this odd looking lump of muscle that has given me so much upset,” The Daily Telegraph quoted her, as saying.

She added: It’s tremendous it has become an object of fascination and will get people thinking about the disease, heart transplants and organ donation.”

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