My dad will be 63 this year. Our goal is to see him walk my two sisters (24 and 33) down the aisle and live a fulfiling and happy life into his 80’s.

It has been over two months since my father received a Total Artificial Heart transplantation. Today it has been almost two weeks since discharge and we are currently not on the transplant list. This is considered Status 7 when you are temporarily inactive due to weakness and cannot undergo transplant surgery. He needs to prove his strength to the staff of Cardiologists in order to get presented again. When he does get back on the list, he will be bumped down to a Status 1B  because he is not medically at high risk to be on the Status 1A list – unless other complications occur.

I do not like the cards we have been dealt, but we are playing to win.