Having life change at age 12, giving up sports and re-creating a lifestyle that suits a newly diagnosed disease would be too much for most children, but Colby Salerno took it in stride and excelled. Then learning after 10 stable years that the only thing that would save his life would be a heart transplant, came another life changing ordeal.
What’s it like to receive a heart transplant? What’s it like waiting and wondering if a compatible organ will be found in time to save your life after spending hundreds of days in the hospital? What’s it like to know where the donor heart came from? What’s it like for the donor’s family and loved ones?