Life-saving heart transplant helps Chattanooga mom make it to Mother's Day

Life-saving heart transplant helps Chattanooga mom make it to Mother's Day

May 13th, 2012 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Miracle McIntosh, left, gets a kiss from daughter Zoei Granger during a reunion Friday in their Harrison home. McIntosh had been at Vanderbilt since mid-November for a heart transplant and follow-up treatment.

Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press.

HARRISON, TN - A local mom is spending her first Mother's Day home with her kids after receiving a life saving heart transplant. You may consider it coincidental that her name is Miracle, but she doesn't.

Miracle McIntosh is a mother of two. She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure at a checkup when she was pregnant with her now 3-year-old daughter. Doctor's didn't want her to have the baby, but she did as she waited for a heart donor to come to her rescue.

Miracle says she's living the meaning of her name.

"Waiting on a heart transplant list, but during that time I couldn't take care of my kids. I couldn't take care of me," Miracle McIntosh said.

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