Monday, February 27, 2006

Toronto transplant doctor teaches patients how to live a full life

This inspiring story recently posted on is a further example of how an organ transplant can transform one's life in so many ways.

TORONTO, Canada (MedPage Today) -- Dr. Heather Ross, medical director of the cardiac transplant program at Toronto General Hospital, doesn't just recommend rehab, she lives it with her patients.

What could be better rehab for a heart-transplant patient than cross-country skiing? So Ross just spent a winter weekend teaching Aaron Knox, who has a new heart, how to cross-country ski.

But there's a lot more to the story than that. Ross, 43, and Knox, 30, are going mountain-climbing together. The skiing lesson was just the first step in a challenging -- and chilly -- adventure.. full story

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