This Pennsylvania Woman Was "Almost Grateful" That She Needed a Heart Transplant
Between Alin Gragossian's emergent surgery and her workplace closing - she was a resident physician at Philadelphia's Hahnemann hospital before it shut down in August - she's had a hell of a year. Here's why she's remained upbeat.
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from that on-line story:
How are you feeling now? How do you think this experience will affect you going forward?
I think that I've gained a lot of wisdom in just nine months. I think that we never really know how strong we are until we are tested in the most pressing of ways. People keep asking me how I 'did it all.' And I say, 'Well, I wasn't given a choice.' I just kept getting handed things that I had to deal with, and I tried to make the most of each struggle. It wasn't easy, but I came out a stronger person. I read somewhere something along the lines of, 'Your character is built upon how you handle the toughest of situations.' And I truly believe that. These experiences taught me so much more in less than one year than my whole life has taught me in 31 years.