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I had accepted death when the call came

Marcella

I had a chicken in the crock pot and when my relatives arrived, I said to them that they were going to have to get their own dinner as I was going off for a heart transplant.

Marcella Russell inherited her genetic heart condition from her mother. She had heart surgery at the age of 16 and then enjoyed 17 years of good health. During this time she married, had three children and trained and worked as a teacher.