Meet Nate Miller, Heart Transplant Recipient
Nate Miller, 30, has been living life with an enlarged heart since he was 15 years old. In late 2016, his condition quickly deteriorated to the point that he needed a heart transplant. He traveled from St. Louis to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City for the surgery.
"When I saw the number on my phone I showed my wife and I was like ‘I think this is the call’ and she said, ‘well answer it!’ I was like OK, here we go," Nate recalled. The voice he heard on the other line not only delivered good news, but a second chance at life. "It’s hard to describe. I don’t know if I’ve fully wrapped my head around how amazing it really is," Nate said.
Nate waited just 16 days on the donor's list before receiving a new heart, and it came just in time. "I did not know a year ago today what the vows of marriage really stood for in sickness and in health, but I think that we can say that we know what those mean now," Michelle Miller, Nate's wife and a nurse, said. Read the rest of Nate's story here.