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    During a girls night out March 27, Camasia Foltz, left, and her mother, Julia, both of Jasper, got manicures and pedicures at Lovely Nails in Jasper. The women share a rare genetic heart malady known as Danon disease, which has required them both to undergo heart transplant surgery. JuliaÕs transplant was in 2008 and CamasiaÕs was in February of this year. Since the two returned home March 6 after CamasiaÕs heart transplant surgery and regained a regular routine, they felt they hadnÕt seen each other very much and decided they needed some quality time together. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Camasia and Julia recorded CamasiaÕs journey through her Feb. 5 heart transplant and subsequent recovery by keeping a scrapbook with photos and newspaper clippings. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Julia received a hug from Stan Hodges of Loogootee at CamaisaÕs homecoming party at the Moose Lodge in Jasper on March 10. Hodges and his family are close friends of the Foltzes and were at the Cleveland Clinic when Julia had her heart transplant in 2008. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Camasia sorted her medication for the upcoming week at her house March 10. When she returned home after the transplant, she was taking upward of 37 pills a day. Now, she daily takes 33 to 35 pills, many of which are to keep her body from rejecting her heart. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Upon returning home from the Cleveland Clinic on March 6 after her heart transplant, Camasia spent time with her boyfriend, Ryan Brames of Huntingburg, at her motherÕs home in Jasper. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Camasia went through her belongings from college while talking on the phone in her motherÕs garage March 14. Camasia had to leave school at Indiana State University in Terre Haute abruptly in January to go to Cleveland Clinic because of her health. As a result, all of her belongings were packed by friends and moved home without her. As she got settled back home, she found it difficult to find things. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    On the five-week anniversary of her heart transplant, Camasia received help from Julia as they joked around while testing the air vent on an exercise bike at the Jasper home of JuliaÕs boyfriend, Jason Stenftenagel, on March 12. Camasia biked a little more than four miles in 20 minutes while maintaining a heart rate below 160 beats per minute. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    While waiting to begin a rehabilitation session at Heartland Cardiology Associates in Jasper on April 22, Camasia and fellow rehab participants Bonnie Gould of Loogootee, left, her husband, Kurt, and Al Harris of St. Anthony chatted about their low-cholesterol diets. Camasia was the youngest person in the classes, and because of her young age many of the others were surprised to find out that she was there for something as serious as a heart transplant. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    While volunteering at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper on March 29, Camasia stopped to chat about her recovery with Stacy Senninger of Ferdinand and other nurses. Her heart condition before the transplant caused her to retain extra fluid in her body. After the transplant she lost nearly 20 pounds, some of which she has gained back. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Still inexperienced with being in the spotlight, Camasia turned to glance nervously at her boyfriend, Ryan Brames, as WITZ Radio News Director Jim OÕNeal interviewed her mother, Julia, after the two spoke about their heart transplant experiences at Grace Community Church of Jasper on April 21. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Raising awareness for organ donation through the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, Camasia, Julia, friends and co-workers at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper dressed as the three-eyed aliens from the movie ÒToy StoryÓ on April 26. They posed for a group picture that was sent to the organization for a competition, the winners of which received a pizza party. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Camasia timidly showed her scar to Kristine StarrÕs first-grade class at Dubois Elementary School on May 2. The class sent Camasia ValentineÕs Day cards while she was recovering at Cleveland Clinic. She visited the class to thank the students personally and talk to them about her experience. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Camasia and her boyfriend, Ryan Brames of Huntingburg, spent the afternoon of June 4 playing nine holes of golf at Jasper Municipal Golf Course. As Camasia continues her long-term recovery, the couple spends a great deal of time being active in the evenings. Rachel Mummey/The Herald