A 38-year-old Bengaluru woman made it to the Limca Book of Records for undergoing a second heart transplant. Reena Raju, who suffers from acute cardiac disorder, underwent the first transplant in November 2009 and the second in October 2017.
The Limca Book of Records book also recognises her as the first Indian woman to participate in World Transplant Games, which was held in Spain in 2017.
"Reena Raju is the first Indian woman to participate and be the flag bearer in the opening ceremony at the World Transplant Games 2017 in Malaga, Spain. She represented the country in 100m sprint, and badminton mixed doubles... She is also the first Indian to undergo a successful repeat heart transplant ..." reads the Limca certificate, reports TOI.
Reena represented India in 100m sprint and mixed badminton doubles at the World Transplant Games 2017. She is working on spreading awareness on organ donations through her Light of Life Foundation. Reena received the record certificate from Limca Book of Records in April. The recent paperback edition of Limca Book of Records 2019 features her, adds the report.
Reena underwent her first transplant in 2009 at Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Dr KM Cherian Heart Foundation, after she suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy. In 2017, she again had to go through another transplant after she suffered from acute cardiac disease.
Her weak heart never stopped Reena from conquering the world. After her first transplant, she took part in the adventure sports from trekking to skydiving she has done it all. Being a hockey player, she also took part in the Bengaluru 10k marathon in the same year.