Heather Fisher

No mountain is too high for Heather Fisher.

A courageous adventurer and warrior in her own right, Heather Fisher challenges the odds and embraces opportunity every chance she gets. Fisher is a Mount Kilimanjaro conqueror, an international athletic gold medalist, and one of the longest living liver transplant recipients in the world.

She was 29 when she learned that a liver transplant was the only means to her autoimmune disease recovery, but in 1982, at Heather Fisher’s time of need, only three transplants had been performed in London; only one had survived.

Fisher worked as a nurse at the intensive care unit and the operating room. “I knew that they had done transplants and knew the risks.”

Against all odds, Heather Fisher’s liver transplant was phenomenally successful; she has since climbed mountains, competed in the World Transplant Games, and has had a long and rich nursing career. “It’s such an altruistic gift. 35 years and I still get emotional.”

With an unremitting strength to embrace challenges, Heather has realized the power of her own bravery and revels in her life every single day.

Fisher has donated a handcrafted felt bowl to LHSC’s New Canvas online auction, which will take place May 29th to June 7th 2018. Proceeds will support LHSC’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program.

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