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Backyard BBQ celebrate East Tennessee's 1999 heart transplant
On June 15 1999, Bobbie Owenby had a heart transplant on her birthday.Channel 10 profiled Bobbie in 2004--5 years after the transplant--as she went in for her annual check-up at Vanderbilt. Today, almost 20 years to the day she received the transplant, we are hosting our backyard BBQ at her home to thank those who have supported her this whole time and to honor the memory of the donor who gave her so much. June 14, 2019.