Elliot Lake’s Jack Quinte and his family never gave up hope that someday he would receive a new heart, which he did last summer. Photo by Shannon QuesnelFrom The Elliot Lake Standard in Ontario, Canada:
Determination, hope causes for success
Elliot Lake’s Jack and Elaine Quinte have never given up hope.
Not even when doctors told Jack he would not live to see last Christmas.
Jack was on a heart transplant list, but he was told last summer his name would be taken off the list due to his declining health.
Well, things did not pan out as the doctors predicted and now Jack and Elaine are enjoying his new lease on life and his new, healthy heart.
Jack is one of the lucky ones.
From 1994 to 2004, data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information showed 375 Canadians died waiting for a heart transplant, and in 2004 more than 130 adults and children were waiting for new hearts.
February is Heart Month and organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada are encouraging everyone to sign organ donor cards. Read the full article.
“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”
Your generosity can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance another 50 through tissue donation