New heart brings new way of life to Ucluelet local

Prior to undergoing a heart transplant on August 31, 2015, Sharon Sanford couldn’t even walk around her block; let alone hike the Wild Pacific Trail.

Now, dozens of scars and a wondrous year later, the Ucluelet local says the trail is her favourite place to be. Her new heart is strong, and when she walks the trail with her friends or her husband, it keeps a steady pace.

She travelled with her husband Martin to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for the surgery.

Nora O'Malley reports

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