Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Found poetry

Woman visits her own heart at exhibition:
Transplant patient Jennifer Sutton paid a visit to an exhibition in London called The Heart today, mainly to check out a particular item on display - her own heart.

Jennifer, 23, from the New Forest, UK, had a heart transplant at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, on 4 June 2007. She lent her heart to the Wellcome Collection for the exhibition to increase public awareness of donation and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, the disease that would have killed her.

As you might imagine, she found the experience very odd and moving. "Seeing my heart for the first time is an emotional and surreal experience. It caused me so much pain and turmoil when it was inside me."

Yeah, it'll do that.

(Found at Boing Boing)

1 comment:

  1. I caught this on Boing Boing as well, and was briefly mesmerized by the image of the girl looking at her heart. Then I got a little squeamish and clicked away; so thanks for pointing out the poetry of the matter. You're so right.


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