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October 31, 2019 – Online Meeting

Today I had an online meeting with Megan and Simone. In case you don’t know, Megan is my fellow heart transplant recipient at the other school high school in Pleasanton. Simone from the American Heart Association is in charge of youth programs along the East Bay. I had already arranged for a meeting with my … Continue reading October 31, 2019 – Online Meeting Read More

October 30, 2019 – Biopsy Day (Stopped Anesthesia)

(hi I read this journal entry and it’s kind of sassy for some reason so please be warned) It’s great how I push snooze on the alarm but it’s actually blood draw day so I’m technically being late to the blood draw and oops can’t do that. We love it when my mom rushes through … Continue reading October 30, 2019 – Biopsy Day (Stopped Anesthesia) Read More

October 29, 2019 – Maybe I’ll Start Running

Hi, so this isn’t really a heart transplant thing, but I thought I might share this because it’s fun. Today I met my mom’s running group. My mom told me that it was important to come because I might join the group. I’m not jumping up and down to start running. I know I was … Continue reading October 29, 2019 – Maybe I’ll Start Running Read More

hi i’m 17 now

Hello world! My name is Justin Wang, and I just turned 17! I am so proud of what I’ve done. In a year, I’ve started a blog, authored a cookbook, and appeared on Tasty! I cannot believe how great today is. I decided to spend some time with my awesome family and celebrate seventeen full … Continue reading hi i’m 17 now Read More

October 16, 2019 – Hanging out with Beth from Make-A-Wish

Guys, can I tell you how awesome Beth is? We met Beth on August 9, 2018. She’s the director of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. In fact, she’s the one that introduced my cookbook. Today my mom and I decided to meet with Beth. Since today’s PSAT schedule, I have the entire morning open to myself.  … Continue reading October 16, 2019 – Hanging out with Beth from Make-A-Wish Read More

October 14, 2019 – Meeting Kelly from AHA

Today I met Kelly from the American Heart Association. Ever since the AHA’s walk at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland (October 10, 2019), I’ve been communicating with her over email. She said she wanted to meet up and I love that idea. We met at Peet’s Coffee. It had a beautiful interior, but we sat outside. … Continue reading October 14, 2019 – Meeting Kelly from AHA Read More

October 10, 2019 – AHA Walk

Today I went to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) walk at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland. Children’s Fairyland is the name of the park, or at least I’m sure.  I thought of the idea of going to this walk a week ago. I sent an email to the American Heart Association Bay Area a long time … Continue reading October 10, 2019 – AHA Walk Read More

October 9, 2019 – Talking About Death

So I hate it when people preach as if they’re the masters of the Universe, and that’s why I’ll try not to. I know people hate it when they’re lectured by someone else, especially by a sixteen-year-old.  These are just my thoughts. Or my philosophies of life (oh boy, get ready for all the corny … Continue reading October 9, 2019 – Talking About Death Read More

Tasty

I cannot emphasize enough what going onto Tasty means. It’s such a big leap forward because we were able to reach so many people. I’m not usually a vlogger (I’m a blogger), but… 🤩 Read More

August 23, 2019 – Telling Amy About Tasty

Amy. Is. Awesome. She’s the best. She was like, “Oh wow Justin, you’re doing so great. I can’t wait to see what happens and stuff like that.” Okay, stop. Hold up, back up. So today at lunch I was doing homework at the library when I decided to talk to Amy about Tasty.  “Do you … Continue reading August 23, 2019 – Telling Amy About Tasty Read More

August 29, 2019 – Filming with Ivanhoe

Today I filmed with Ivanhoe Broadcast News. Ivanhoe Broadcast News is a news station that provides medical and health news to network affiliates (ABC/NBC/CBS) around the country. The segments run 1-1.5 minutes and usually air on local stations a few months after filming takes place. My mom cleaned up the house a few hours before … Continue reading August 29, 2019 – Filming with Ivanhoe Read More

August 28, 2019 – Another News Opportunity

I dropped off some flyers of the Donor Network West walk at Mr. Lewin’s class after school. I said if he wants to, my mom would love to run the 5k/10k with him. I’m just going to walk. Mr. Lewin told me he had a high school classmate who was now a news reporter, and … Continue reading August 28, 2019 – Another News Opportunity Read More