Stories of Hope



When Connor’s mom took her three-month-old son to the doctor for a cold, she learned that Connor had a condition called cardiomyopathy, a deadly heart disease that could only be remedied by a heart transplant. Connor spent nine weeks on the waiting list and received a transplant on Mother’s Day in 1992.

Ten years passed and Connor’s body started to reject the heart. He was placed back on the waiting list and more than a year later, Connor received his second heart transplant on July 18, 2005.

Connor thanks Donor Alliance for helping to improve the number of donors.

“If it weren’t for their work, I and many other recipients I know might not be alive,” he said.

About his family, Connor relates, “We didn’t always have that future to look forward to—but now, we do. And it’s a big deal.”

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