Austin Eggleston, a 15-year-old teenager with three congenital heart defects, foundout that he had found a heart for a transplant, from Chewbacca. The role of the hero from the “Star Wars” was the cardiologist of the children’s hospital Lurie in Chicago, Philip Thrush (Philip Thrush).
Months ago when Austin was listed for a heart transplant, Dr. Thrush said he would deliver the news a heart was available dressed as Chewbacca. On Saturday, Chewbacca stopped by Austin’s room. #donatelife #organdonor #all4your1
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Eggleston was in the hospital since November 2017. When Trash in Chewbacca’s suit came into his room, the boy jumped for joy and started shouting: “Do we have a heart? Seriously, do we have a heart? ».
Parents of the teenager told reporters that the transplantation operation was successful and the boy is on the mend. They also thanked the donor family, who had to “take a bold decision at the moment of sorrow.”