February 27, 2020

‘I just feel like she’s right here with us’: Family of Kentucky teen killed in crash meets recipient of her heart

By Karl W Oestreich

First Coast News
by David Jones

A fateful day in September would change the lives of two families across the country forever, eventually bringing them together in a bittersweet reunion at the Mayo Clinic over the weekend. The family of Jill Hurst describes the 18-year-old as someone who cared deeply about everyone around her. "She would have done anything for anybody," said Jill Hurst's mother Christy Hurst. "Jill was a good friend. You could always count on her."

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Context: Mayo Clinic's heart transplant doctors and surgeons use proven innovations to successfully treat people with congestive heart failure and other serious heart diseases. Their experience in using advanced technology, specialized procedures and an integrated approach focused on the patient makes Mayo Clinic a leader in transplant outcomes.

Experts in heart and lung surgery (cardiac and thoracic surgeons) perform more than 90 heart transplants a year at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Contact: Tia Ford

Tags: Christy Hurst, First Coast News, heart transplant, Jill Hurst, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Uncategorized

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