ST. AUGUSTINE CHILD SAVED BY HEART TRANSPLANT AT 8 MONTHS, FAMILY NOW PROMOTES ORGAN DONATION FUNDRAISING RIDE

Times Union, March 30, 2015.  By Beth Reese Carvey

Four-year-old Grace Ohlin-Tobuck of St. Augustine is too young to understand all the big medical words associated with the congenital defect doctors found in her heart before she was born.

She is too young to grasp the mechanics of the heart transplant she received before her first birthday.

“She knows that she has another child’s heart, and that child is in heaven,” said her mother, Lindsay Ohlin.

Organ donation saved Grace’s life. Her mother is telling their story to help promote the 11th annual Katie’s Ride for Life, a bicycle touring event April 18 in Fernandina Beach that raises funds for organ-donation programs. …read more

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