» The Heart of an Advocate

Coming from a family where many of the women suffered from heart disease, lifelong New Yorker Roxanne wasn’t surprised when she learned she had suffered a silent heart attack. She was referred to a larger medical center and was told she would require a new heart to continue living. Roxanne waited for months in the hospital until finally, after three offers that didn’t work out, she received the heart of a 23-year-old firefighter.

Celebrate Heart Awareness Month and Black History Month with us by listening to Roxanne Watson’s unique story. Although she wasn’t surprised to have heart disease,  she’s amazed every day by the places she’s been, the people she’s met, and the number of lives she’s impacted since being transplanted.