Thursday, September 23, 2010

Taylor's Remarkable Gift

Take 4 minutes from your busy schedule to watch this gripping story (video) about how one thirteen year-old's gift of life that changed two families' lives for ever.

If you want to see the healing power of heart transplantion, this is it.


h/t: Ramona Bates, MD via Twitter.


Erica Rose said...


Rich Albright said...

We've come so far, but have no idea of where medicine will take us next.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Wes, Forgive my interuption. Can't find the appropriate post regarding the FDA and its lapses. Please read NYT, 9/24/10, article: New FDA Transparencies Flexibilities. I don't know that it is totally relevant to your post, but it is information that should be considered as other issues arise.

jimbino said...

This is a good example of the triumph of emotion over reason, common sense and humanitarianism.

We all agree: sad that Tara died.
We all agree: great that 5 people gained improved lives.

What we need to consider are:

Our Constitution says that we may not be deprived of "life, liberty and property without due process of law."

Denying a person the right to SELL his body parts is unconstitutional.

Denying a person the option to SELL his body parts denies millions of persons around the world the right to a better life.

I am one of many who WILL NOT agree to any "donation" of my body parts unless my heirs benefit substantially in an open organ market.