I had been wanting to read this book since it came out years ago, but didn't get a chance to till now thanks to this website. It was worth the wait the author's life and the information was facinating. The fact that human organs can be transplanted is a miracle in itself but that those organs may posses some of their former owners memories is just amazing and a true miracle!!!!!!! You must read this autobiography of this woman who had a heart and lung transplant. It really makes you think about things you never had before.
This book is absolutely riveting. This is the story of a woman who had a heart and lung transplant. She talks about everything from her illness to the transplant and what she went through and the aftermath. The most amazing thing about this woman's experience is that after the transplant she began to have dreams about her donor and took on some of his characteristics. She works closely with a psychologist and eventually finds the donor's family to come full circle. This is an amazing book and begs the question is there life after death and does the soul live in the heart?
I couldn't put this one down. Great book!
Very good book about a woman who recieves the heart and lungs of a 18 year old man, as well as some of his personality traits. True Story
"Claire's story is a fascinating example of how cellular memory can outlive physical death. This is a story that must be told and heard because it gives us new insights into quantum mechanical reality and into who we really are."-Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Very interesting story. Claire Sylvia takes you into her mind and heart regarding not only the physical aspects but spiritual and emotional aspects of what a transplant patient goes through. She also makes you think twice about what makes us who we are. It's definitely worth the read, but you must keep an open mind.
I had high hopes for this book, but found it difficult to be sympathetic to the main character. She was pompous and elitist. Kind of tough to feel for a person who doesn't have to work, has two houses, and gets brought to a hospital in a friend's private helicopter. I think I would have done better if this person was more relatable to me. That being said, the best part of the book really only happens after page 200 when she actually gets to meet the donor's family. Interesting research presented given the fact that this happened over 20 years ago.
Really interesting story!