Adam S. Brooks

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Teen, D’Zhana Simmons, lives for 118 days without a heart. Survived with artificial heart pumps.

D’Zhana Simmons says she felt like a "fake person" for 118 days when she had no heart beating in her chest. "But I know that I really was here," the 14-year-old said, "and I did live without a heart." As she was being released Wednesday from a Miami hospital, the shy teen seemed in awe of what she’s endured. Since July, she’s had two heart transplants and survived with artificial heart pumps — but no heart — for four months between the transplants. READ MORE

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