For decades, Donna Pierce struggled with a heart defect that prevented her from doing anything active. Always on the sidelines, she waited for a permanent solution. Finally, just before her 28th birthday, that solution and a much-needed donor heart valve came. Since then, there has been no end to Donna’s aspirations. She now owns a CrossFit gym in Baltimore and finds great pride in helping others achieve their fitness goals.
“My donor has allowed me to live a life that I never knew I could have,” says Donna. “A life without restrictions. It’s because of my tissue donor that I can do all these things that I never thought were possible.”