Heart transplant recipient becomes Fla. EMT

Shovon Green had a heart transplant at age 16; he became an EMT so he could help others the same way he had been helped


Bay News 9

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Pinellas County man is beating the odds, overcoming illness and doing what he can to save lives.

Shovon Greene, 21, has been a patient at All Children’s Hospital since he was born. He’s had several heart surgeries and had a heart transplant when he was 16. "I was born with one side of my heart on the right side where as a normal person's would be on the left and my heart was also turned backwards," Greene said.

“It’s a fact that without his heart transplant Shovon would be dead," said All Children's Hospital Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs. "The only reason he’s alive is because of the heart transplant." Greene’s heart is now guarded by the badge of his true passion. He’s become an EMT and works every day to save lives, just like his doctors and nurses did for him.

Full story: Pinellas heart transplant recipient now saving lives himself​

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