August 19, 2011
Charity Tilleman-Dick, an American soprano who has sung opera at the Kennedy Center and throughout Europe, awoke from a month-long coma in September, 2009, after receiving a double lung transplant. A year and a day later she was singing in front of a captivated audience at TEDMED. "Crazy, I know," said Tilleman-Dick as she began to explain her illness and the treatment that saved her life. In 2004, the young singer was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) a disease she described as the "reverse Grinch effect," because it caused her heart to grow three-and-a-half sizes too big. .... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/19/ted-med-2010-double-lung-transplant-saves-opera_n_810442.html
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