Heart Transplant Recipient Ran a 10K While Donor's Father Cheered Him On
There's a guy in Ontario, Canada named John Dickhout who survived a heart attack a few years ago. Dickhout's heart was so damaged following the attack that he could barely walk up a flight of stairs.
He ended up getting a heart transplant from a 22-year-old donor named Adam Prashaw, who died from a massive seizure.
Since then, John's made it his mission to become the best person he can be in Adam's honor. His Facebook description even says he's a, quote, "husband, dad, and Caretaker of Adam's Heart."
So he decided to run in a 10K this past weekend, which is something he'd never done, even before his heart attack. And here's the really cool part:
He's become great friends with Adam's family. And he picked a race in their hometown, so they could be there for it.
When he crossed the finish line, Adam's dad Rick gave him a big hug and said he was proud of him. He said it even reminded him of watching Adam play hockey.
And John isn't the only person Adam saved he also saved three more lives by donating his other organs.
Father cheers on man running 10K race with son's donated heart https://t.co/ZR2r1C0ja4
— TrilliumGiftofLife (@TrilliumGift) March 5, 2018
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