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Erika Heranic, ambassador of OneLegacy in Lake Elsinore, displays proclamations from local city councils. recognizing April as National Donate Life Month that she accepted on behalf of the nonprofit. Valley News/Courtesy photo
When Erika Heranic found out she needed a new heart, the mother of two was focused on survival. Following her transplant in April 2017, she said she wanted to know all she could about the person who saved her life through organ donation. “And I wanted to give back to those who made life possible,” Heranic of Lake Elsinore said. She became an ambassador for OneLegacy when she could participate but she had already been contacted by the parents of Dylan Stump, whose heart she had received. Dana Stump of Long Beach was an ambassador and said she was grateful that her son’s donations improved the lives of five people, including Heranic. “Being a OneLegacy ambassador allows me to share Dylan’s legacy an
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