Trinity Scott

Trinity Scott holds a bag containing the portable ventricular assist device that served as a bridge to her eventual heart transplant.

Portable VAD gives patient a bridge to heart transplant

For nearly a month, 15-year-old Trinity Scott sported a black canvas messenger bag filled with favorite books, lip gloss or school supplies. Her bag even had a name, “Alice.” But far from any ordinary bag, what was inside was literally keeping her alive.