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Gainesville man adjusts to life after organ transplant
Shaw Carter, 21, received a new heart on New Year's Eve
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Shaw Carter, 21, is recuperating from his recent heart transplant at his Gainesville home. While recovering from surgery, Shaw plays games on the computer he built. The central processing unit is too large to fit on the desk. - photo by NAT GURLEY
Shaw Carter never knew the person who gave him his heart, and it’s likely he will never even learn his name. But without his newly donated heart, Shaw Carter would continue to struggle with a host of alarming symptoms that could lead to his death. And thanks to the anonymous donor, Shaw Carter received a new heart on Dec. 31, one day before his 21st birthday.