Battleground Woman Waits on a Miracle | 101 KXL

Battleground Woman Waits on a Miracle

Written by Christina Kemp on June 27, 2014

A Battleground woman who needs a new heart and liver is fighting for her life.

Rachel Loehr Friesen  was born with her heart backwards and on the wrong side of her chest. Last weekend the 33 year old had a heart transplant in Seattle but later learned the new heart wasn’t working properly. We talked with her friend and former American Idol contestant Brittney Kellogg . She says Doctors say this is quite rare.

“So one of the doctors up there has performed over 600 heart transplants and he’s only see this one time.”

If Rachel doesn’t get a new heart within ten days she’ll likely die. She is back on the donor list and her insurance has approved another surgery. Now everyone is waiting on a miracle.

Follow her journey online here.

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