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Three Teens Reunite with their Levine Children’s Hospital Care Team

Damien Logan, Keara Richardson and Devin Gilchrist (center, on sofa) were the first three teens in Charlotte to receive Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) to help their ailing hearts function while they waited for heart transplants.

All three received their new hearts and recently reunited with their care team at Levine Children’s Hospital. LVADs are designed to take over the function of the weakened heart's left ventricle, which delivers oxygenated blood from the heart to the body.

Pictured are: (lying down) Mark Moore, NP; (front row) Jessica Earhart, RN, Julie Mikus, RN, Karen Hester, RN, Kim Ortmayer, RN; (back row) Tom Smith, MD, Ed Young, MD, Tom Maxey, MD, LVAD/heart transplant recipients Damien Logan, Keara Richardson and Devin Gilchrist, Stirling McDavid, RN, Rachel Bozin, MD, Candace Yao, RT, Flora Nannini, child life specialist, and Joe Paolillo, MD.

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