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Christian’s Story: Inspiring return to campus follows a month of determination

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Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien congratulates Christian Cummins during spring commencement.

Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien congratulates Christian Cummins during spring commencement.

(May 9, 2014)– The story of Carson-Newman senior Christian Cummins recently caught the eye of several media around the region. The English and communication studies double-major suffered a heart attack in November and underwent a heart transplant in early April at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It was her second transplant having undergone her first at the age of two weeks.

Throughout the chain of events, Cummins was determined to return to campus to take part in spring commencement. On May 9, her hopes came to fruition. 

Click on the links below to find out more of Christian’s story:

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Citizen Tribune

The Standard Banner

Kingsport Times News

For media inquiries, visit the University Relations page.

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