Megan Ireland-Hager

Megan is a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, a nurse and most importantly a mother to two boys. Megan has been sick since she was a child. Her medical troubles began with spine and kidney problems leading to over 30 surgeries on both kidneys, ultimately leaving her with just the right kidney. Her cardiologists at the U of M are unsure if her congestive heart failure is due to her postpartum cardiomyopathy or chronic kidney problems which caused long-term stress on her heart. In the summer of 2022, Megan was admitted for kidney problems when she went into respiratory distress. Since that time she has had numerous hospitalizations. Her cardiologist told her that they have exhausted all medical options to treat her and she must begin the process of getting a new heart by being placed on the transplant list.