Girl Waiting for Heart Transplant Has Two Birthday Wishes: To Meet Drake and To Get Her New Heart

Sofia Sanchez, from Downers Grove, IL, will be 11 on August 18 and has been waiting for a new heart at Lurie Children’s for the past several weeks. She has two wishes for her birthday: to get her new heart … Read More

Chewbacca Tells Patient He’s Getting A New Heart

Months ago when Austin Eggleston, 15, was listed for a heart transplant, Dr. Philip Thrush, Cardiologist at Lurie Children’s, promised he would deliver the news a heart was available dressed as Chewbacca. Born with three congenital heart defects, Austin had … Read More