Jesica Santillan

 

 

Age: 17

 

Summary: Mexican heart transplant patient who was born with a deformed heart and was smuggled into the U.S. for a heart and lung transplant and was accidentally given organs from a donor of a different blood type, then miraculously received a second set of donated organs after the first were rejected, but which was ultimately too late.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from heart surgery

 

Born: December 26, 1985

 

Died: February 22, 2003

 

Location: Durham, North Carolina