Sheryle L. Jackson writes about her eight-year journey to a new heart and thanks those who helped her along the way. “I received ‘The Call’ on Feb. 21 from my transplant coordinator, Karen Kislingbury. My transplant took place at UTMB in Galveston, and I am very grateful to Dr. Scott Lick and Dr. Daniel Beckles and his transplant team who performed the successful surgery. On this journey I was fortunate enough to have the best cardiologist, Dr. W. Khalife, and pre-transplant coordinator, Susan Johnson, who held my hand and my heart through this journey — thank you. I don’t know who my donor is, but I will forever be grateful to my donor and the donor’s family who unselfishly donated the heart.”