My Heart Runs On Batteries And Once I Forgot To Charge It

  • Published: 30 November 2019
  • Hello, guys. My name is Ruby. Now I am seventeen, though recently I didn't even have hope that I'd live to be sixteen. We all tend to believe bad things can happen to anyone, but not us. And when they happen to you, there is only one question you have on your mind: 'Why me?'

    It all struck me when I was going through one of the most important periods of my life. I lived with my mom. My father had left us many years ago for another woman. So modern! That was a heavy blow for both my mother and for me, but we got over it. I was finishing school that year, so I was bogged down with my studies. I was absolutely exhausted every single minute. Sometimes I didn't have enough energy to have breakfast or to take a shower in the morning. But neither my mom nor I paid much attention to it. I prepared for my exams day and night. Who wouldn't be tired? But it was not that easy.

    One night, I went downstairs to get some water. But suddenly everything went dark and when I opened my eyes I saw my mom's worried face. I realized I was lying on the floor in the middle of the kitchen. My poor mother got so scared she even called an ambulance.

    Even though I knew I was at risk of having genetic heart problems on my mother's side, I wasn't worried about it. The doctor examined me and said it would be better to have a more careful examination. I spent two days in the hospital, but for some reason doctors kept asking me to go through another test or examination again and again. When I tried to convince them it was all about my school and exams, they were very evasive and didn't answer eagerly. But I have to admit, I didn't really feel well. I had more than enough rest procrastinating in my hospital bed, but I was still so exhausted it was hard for me to move.

    Finally, doctors gave me the answer to why this was happening to me. I was diagnosed with a very rare heart condition. To cut the story short, my heart was not able to function normally anymore, and I needed a heart transplant as soon as possible. But that was not the worst thing. It had gotten so bad, I didn't have any time to wait for a donor. It all came right out of the blue, but before I was able to process the whole thing, my cardiologist suggested that I undergo a risky surgery, which was the only way to prolong my life. I had to have my heart removed and replaced with a totally artificial heart, made of biocompatible plastic. I knew what that meant. I would have to spend endless days, bedridden and waiting for a donor. And of course I was not the first person on the transplant list. But since my tears of sorrow were not helping at all, I agreed.

    The surgery was successful, but it was so weird to wake up, having two tubes coming out of my stomach, attached to the pump. And I remember that I thought: 'That's it. Game over.' But the good news was that I actually didn't have to stay in bed all the time. Doctors said that I would even be able to go home after I got used to living with my new heart. So, I did my best to recover as soon as possible and I was ready to go home a month later, which was a great victory for me. My mom and my friends were so loving and supportive, that I almost felt happy again. I was given a smaller pump, that I could fit in my bag and even go outside with for a while, but I always had to make sure that the batteries were charged. My friends called me 'iRuby' as a joke, because when we went out together, I always had to be near a plug.

    Step-by-step I was making my way back to my normal life. I was determined to get back to my studies, but since I couldn't go to school anymore, my mom offered to homeschool me. Things were getting better, but one day changed everything.

    I was sitting at home waiting for my math tutor when I got a call. When I picked the phone, I heard a familiar voice, which I hadn't heard for at least seven years. It was my father. I hadn't talked to him or seen him since he had left us many years ago. I just froze with the phone in my hand. But before I was able to say something, he told me the worst news ever. He said he had gotten a call from the hospital. My mom got sick at work and possibly had a stroke. My father suggested meeting on the subway and going to the hospital together.

    My stomach just dropped. I was about to rush out the door when I remembered I hadn't charged my batteries yet. I had only one hour! But I could not leave my mom out there! I counted, one hour had to be enough, so I grabbed my backpack with a pump and headed to the subway all alone. My father didn't know what had happened to me, otherwise he would never have let me do it...

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Comments • 7 652

  • Angela Lu
    Angela Lu  8 hours back

    soo sad.

    • Lhvac ssr
      Lhvac ssr  12 hours back

      Así es la vida :v

      • Mysterious Winter
        Mysterious Winter  1 days back

        This is really made me burst into tears......nice story by the way 😆

        • Belle Kick
          Belle Kick  2 days back

          She’s an Xbox player

          • Yirka Bujan
            Yirka Bujan  2 days back

            Is it a xbox controller

            • Hiba Hasswane
              Hiba Hasswane  2 days back

              I hate how this could be true and all y’all fucking talking about is
              2020: my heart runs on batteries
              2030: I’m the last person on earth
              Like wake up imagine that was u

              • Assault on ig
                Assault on ig  2 days back

                Iron man much

                • •Little Monster•
                  •Little Monster•  2 days back

                  Me saw the girl in the train with the bag
                  Is ThAt ThE vScO bAg?!

                  • menios sfirakis
                    menios sfirakis  3 days back

                    wait so if your dad gave you his heart why didn't you have him your battery

                    • Te Xpo
                      Te Xpo  3 days back

                      Lol, i tought she used a iphone charger..

                      • J M
                        J M  3 days back

                        DAMN ROBOTS

                        • BONELESS PIZZA
                          BONELESS PIZZA  3 days back

                          Do U shower

                          • YungBoyMari
                            YungBoyMari  3 days back

                            2019-20 My heart runs on batteries
                            2040 my batteries runs on hearts

                            • Hamadpro 12
                              Hamadpro 12  3 days back

                              Me too me too.. I have electric ⚡️ hands I don’t know why?

                              • Abbas N
                                Abbas N  3 days back

                                I thought that she was tony stark’s granddaughter

                                • Rick Greene
                                  Rick Greene  3 days back

                                  Not really happened

                                  • Robert Smith
                                    Robert Smith  3 days back


                                    • TBTVsTee
                                      TBTVsTee  3 days back

                                      What the ?🧐🧐🤨🤨

                                      • MichelPlayz
                                        MichelPlayz  3 days back

                                        5:09 she speak like a robot

                                        • Why u do THIS?! !
                                          Why u do THIS?! !  4 days back

                                          This is real life Iron Man

                                          • Theron Baker
                                            Theron Baker  4 days back

                                            How does it run on batteries but you charge it ???????? Also one of the best actually happened ever

                                            • Janita Hyvärinen
                                              Janita Hyvärinen  4 days back

                                              Who else cried at the end

                                              • Holly Wade
                                                Holly Wade  4 days back

                                                i'm pretty sure this is the only story that has a plot that makes sense and has normal looking characters

                                                • ROBLOX Joe
                                                  ROBLOX Joe  4 days back


                                                  • alan ajith
                                                    alan ajith  4 days back

                                                    So she is iron man

                                                    • sha bat
                                                      sha bat  4 days back

                                                      This is so heartbreaking and beautiful

                                                      • Ruby Torco
                                                        Ruby Torco  4 days back

                                                        Woah.. I rarely encounter my Name 🤔

                                                        • Cupcakeu
                                                          Cupcakeu  4 days back

                                                          This was so touching :'<

                                                          • Cupcakeu
                                                            Cupcakeu  4 days back

                                                            Yepp I was right. Damn

                                                            • Cupcakeu
                                                              Cupcakeu  4 days back

                                                              I haven't finished the video yet but I think her dad was the donor

                                                              • Lime green cockadoodle tweet tweet

                                                                This story is the best and longest 3D kind of story EVER!

                                                                • lonelyjashinist
                                                                  lonelyjashinist  4 days back

                                                                  Normally I'm not skeptical of these stories, but this was that copypasta thing from a few years ago, where the girl needs a heart transplant and someone she loves gives the heart and she cries. So I'm a bit skeptical this time around, if it is true, then I hope that she's doing okay!

                                                                  • jordan Niemeyer
                                                                    jordan Niemeyer  4 days back

                                                                    Didt happin

                                                                    • Sherley Vanessa
                                                                      Sherley Vanessa  4 days back

                                                                      Is anyone else not watching full screen?

                                                                      • Starleen squad
                                                                        Starleen squad  4 days back

                                                                        This just made my day.....the best story on YouTube
                                                                        A father lives a daughter...awwwwwe I wish I had a dad more like your dad💔❤❤❤❤

                                                                        • Miraculous lover 101
                                                                          Miraculous lover 101  4 days back

                                                                          😭😭😭😭😭 i cryed during this!

                                                                          • SteelixOnyx
                                                                            SteelixOnyx  5 days back

                                                                            I’m crying

                                                                            • _ TheSpaceKiwi _
                                                                              _ TheSpaceKiwi _  5 days back

                                                                              I guess we can say her dad will always be with her, or rather, in her.

                                                                              • Melissa Godinho
                                                                                Melissa Godinho  5 days back

                                                                                2019: My heart runs on battery

                                                                                3019: my life runs on battery

                                                                                • Yovanny Dominguez
                                                                                  Yovanny Dominguez  5 days back

                                                                                  Am sick

                                                                                  • Samhara Woolsey
                                                                                    Samhara Woolsey  5 days back

                                                                                    thats so AWESOME!!!!!

                                                                                    • Olivia Deadman
                                                                                      Olivia Deadman  5 days back

                                                                                      Let you father live on inside you! ❤️, Olivia

                                                                                      • The Fox Creation
                                                                                        The Fox Creation  5 days back

                                                                                        Tony Stark wants to know your location

                                                                                        • bebe gamer kid
                                                                                          bebe gamer kid  5 days back

                                                                                          So sad

                                                                                          • MESSIGICIAN CHEWY SUAREZ NOXTAXMAR

                                                                                            2019: *My HeArT RuNs On BaTtErYS*
                                                                                            2020: *we having world war 3*

                                                                                          • znaypz gaming
                                                                                            znaypz gaming  5 days back

                                                                                            I start to burst in tears

                                                                                            • Chris Upton
                                                                                              Chris Upton  5 days back

                                                                                              For her I would recommend getting a portable battery bank with an ac outlet just in case

                                                                                              • Six Didn't Die
                                                                                                Six Didn't Die  5 days back

                                                                                                8:27 let me guess it was her dad