Devin Defies the Odds While Waiting for an Organ Transplant

Shortly after Devin was born at 26 weeks, he was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis [NEC], a serious disease that indicated bacteria had invaded his intestine and destroyed his small bowel. At two years old, he was put on the wait … 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