My StoryI suffered with heart disease, Cardiomyopathy, for 15 years. As a last resort I was placed on the Heart Transplant List at Stanford Hospital. In January 2005 my condition became critical. I was given 7 maybe 10 days to live! Fortunately, after 2 days a matching heart was found.At the age of 73 1/2 I became the oldest person in Stanford Hospital history to receive a heart transplant.
My present health is very good. This past April, at the age of 85, I completed my sixth Half Marathon walking race. In 2011 I set the event record for 80 year olds. I am currently in 2 studies at Stanford. My motto is "carpe diem, pay it forward".