After a Transplant, the Emotional Recovery Fifteen years ago, Becky Ridgeway received a life-saving heart transplant. Doctors attribute the long-term survival of transplant recipients like Ridgeway to an ability to accept their new organs as their own. For Ridgeway, that connection has come in large part through athletic competition. Lee Gutkind reports.
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After a Transplant, the Emotional Recovery

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After a Transplant, the Emotional Recovery

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Fifteen years ago, Becky Ridgeway received a life-saving heart transplant. Doctors attribute the long-term survival of transplant recipients like Ridgeway to an ability to accept their new organs as their own. For Ridgeway, that connection has come in large part through athletic competition. Lee Gutkind reports.