How old are you?
Where are you from?
Menlo Park, CA
What was your transplant?
heart, received May 2005, when he was 2
What was your condition that led to the transplant?
restrictive heart cardiomyopathy
What can you do now after transplant?
Surprisingly, a lot of things. I can do anything except contact sports. If I tried, I could have more stamina.
Are you glad you didn’t remember your transplant?
I think so. It probably would’ve been pretty scary.
Do you know your donor?
Do you wish you knew your donor family?
I think so. I think it’d be pretty interesting and nice to meet them.
Were there any complications after transplant?
Yes. I have to do biopsies to check my rejection. During my last biopsy it touched my atrium wall and my heart stopped. I had to stay in the hospital overnight so they could check me.
Are you living an active lifestyle?
Yeah. I am a ski coach for a ski resort.
What are you most excited about after being healthy?
I don’t really know I guess. I get to be a pretty normal kid and not different from others.
Do you consider yourself normal?
Sometimes. I definitely think I have it better than the other kids here.
What would you say to people considering to be an organ donor?
Thank you, I guess. It’s a good thing to do. Very generous.