When Gianna was 14 months old she received a heart transplant. Now the award-winning artist is about to celebrate 23 years with that donor heart and talks to WPXI's Brittny McGraw about her life and her work.

Gianna Paniagua, a Studio Arts major at the University of Pittsburgh, describes her formative experience on the Wyoming Field Studies trip and the subsequent work that she produced as part of her Brackenridge research.

Candid interview done with WPXI about my experiences living with a heart transplant. This interview was being done especially for a separate news special about a little boy named Lucas who was on the transplant list waiting for a liver.