Letters to the Editor

Updated August 5 2016 - 2:19pm, first published 11:44am

A gift beyond comparing 

30 years ago today, (August 4, 1986) my dad was the recipient of a lifesaving heart transplant at the hands of the amazing Dr Victor Chang and his team of talented surgeons at St Vincents Hospital in Sydney. I was seven years old at the time. At the time of the transplant, Dr Chang was hopeful Dad would live another 5 years. Dad lived 11 years beyond the transplant. Those lifesaving actions from Dr Chang and his team will always have an effect on my life and anyone who loved dad. In contrast, my family were always mindful of the family who lovingly shared the chance for our family to have more time together, by losing one of their loved ones.

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