Kimberly and Philip Sullivan thought a series of worsening symptoms were due to the common cold, but they soon learned that their son, Trevor, 15, was suffering from cardiomyopathy and he would require a heart transplant.
Trevor was just 14 when he was rushed to C.S. Motts Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Although Trevor’s name was placed at the top the transplant registry, he and his family would have to wait some nine months before the operation could finally take place. However, the risky surgery was successful and Trevor’s father was able to capture the above video showing just how happy Trevor was that he made it.
“I really like the video, actually,” Trevor said while speaking to ABC News. “I think it’s really cool and I wish everyone in the world can see it because it really makes a difference. It promotes organ donation and people can see the outcome of it and how happy they really are. I feel fine after recovery. I can do anything now. I do feel really relieved.”
Trevor’s parents shared the video to Gift of Life Michigan’s Facebook page and as expected, the emotional clip quickly garnered millions of shares.
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