Emma Graham

Emma Graham

 

Emma Graham was 21 years old, and had just returned to the University of New Hampshire to complete  the spring semester of her senior year.  At the time, she was unaware that she had an Atrial Myxoma which is a heart tumor.  The tumor ruptured and Emma suffered a stroke which caused temporary paralysis of her right side.  It also affected her kidneys which resulted in kidney failure that required dialysis for two months.  In addition, she had to have her right leg amputated above the knee.  While in the hospital, Emma dreamed of once again being able to put her toes in the sand.  Without a waterproof prosthesis, Emma would have to go to the beach and remove her everyday leg to be able to swim.  We are happy that we were able to donate a waterproof leg for Emma to be able to enjoy going to the beach once again!