Photo Essay of Nigeria Evans

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Nigeria Evans has overcome insurmountable odds. The brave 32-year-old Houstonian had a heart transplant in 2009. Her mother said before the heart procedure, Nigeria flatlined five times. Today she is healthy and telling others about the importance and life saving power of organ donation programs. This photo essay captures her as a teenager and when she lived with the assistance of a device that helped her heart work. Nigeria is determined to make her life count. Click on the last two photos to see Nigeria helping others.  See Nigeria’s full story here. All photos are copyrighted to SMC.

Nigeria Evans in the band

Nigeria Evans in the ROTC at Jack Yates H.S.


Nigeria Evans on the Left Ventricle Assist Device

Nigeria Evans volunteers to help others at Houston hospital.

Nigeria Evans volunteers to help others at Houston hospital.



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