ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A Lonsdale woman is spending her second chance at life helping others.

Elizabeth Sammons was born with a heart defect and in June, at the age of 31, she had a heart transplant.

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Sammons was out at Valley Park in St. Paul Saturday giving back. She spent the last year crocheting scarves for the homeless to help them stay warm this winter.

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Sammons and her team visited 21 different parks Saturday, tying more than 1,000 scarves on trees to give away.

“I think it’s a great thing to be able to do for the community,” she said. “[There’s] a lot of people behind it, a lot of support. It’s really nice.”

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Elizabeth is still paying her medical bills. If you would like to help, you can donate to her GoFundMe page.