| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:37 PM
A California man's cross-country mission to raise awareness of organ donation has brought him through Central Pennsylvania.
Mike Titttinger has walked more than 3,000 miles in memory of his late wife, Deanna, who died ten years ago after an unsuccessful ...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:43 PM
West Michigan's first heart transplant recipient released a book Thursday that chronicles his journey.
The book comes out just over a year since Rahn Bentley's transplant at the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center.
To celebrate the anniversary Bentley...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:44 PM
A Long Island woman with end-stage heart disease has only weeks to live after she lost her chance at a heart transplant for shoplifting back in September.
Now Diane McCloud and her lawyer are asking to be released into a hospice, so she doesn't spend her...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:01 AM
Six-year-old Matthew Dziekan is like any other kid. His favorite food is a mixture of Doritos, pretzels, potato chips and Fritos. He loves Thomas the Train and is a huge fan of Captain Hook; so much that he is dressing up as him for Halloween.
| May 5, 2012
| 10:06 PM
Earlier this week, Seattle Children’s Hospital performed its 100th heart transplant, dating back to 1994.
The 100th heart went to five-month-old Ethan, who was diagnosed with heart disease just after he was born.
“He came off the...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Colby Salerno, who has been blogging from Hartford Hospital about his need for a new heart, received one Tuesday.
Salerno, 24, from Cheshire, has been blogging for more than five months from the 10th floor of Hartford Hospital about his need for a...
| May 30, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Hours after surgeons gave him a new heart, Colby Salerno woke up and spoke to his parents and sisters, who surrounded his bed.
"When the breathing tube came out, you know what his first words were? 'I want to make my donor proud,'" Kelly Salerno said...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:34 PM
A fist-sized contraption of plastic and metal kept 63-year-old Grant Feusner alive for five weeks earlier this year, pumping blood from his chest to his brain, kidneys and muscles. Doctors had removed most of Feusner's heart, ballooned with disease and...
| Jun 15, 2012
Ben Shaw never believed that he would need a heart transplant at the age of twenty-six, but as a result of a gentic disorder that caused him to have extremely high cholesterol that resultes in cardiovascular disease. After living for more than year with a...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:01 PM
What a difference a day makes. 17-year-old Michael Leon was scheduled to take center stage at a Kingwood Park High School meeting to talk about the importance of organ donations, but 24 hours earlier something happened.
You see, Michael was born with...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Kathy Brown wasn't always much of a chef — but she was an educator.
When Brown, the former head of Grace Christian School, was diagnosed with amyloidosis of the heart in April 2008, she began experimenting with recipes to suit her new low-fat, low-...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Colby Salerno has spent the last three months in a room at Hartford Hospital as he waits for a new heart.
Posters and goofy pictures adorn the walls of Salerno's room, which resembles a college dormitory. He studies often here, and he hopes to attend...