Friday, February 10, 2012

Transplant recipient has a heart for love

CBS Dallas | Carol Cavazos

DeSOTO (CBSDFW.COM) – With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, matters of the heart are always near the top of everyone’s mind.

But this Valentine’s Day, the heart is especially on the minds of the family Oak Cliff woman who gave her heart away, and of the DeSoto man who received it, along with another chance at life and love.

Cleaning his DeSoto home is something Tom Rogers feels a little more compelled to do these days.

But, at 73, he doesn’t mind. “I had heart problems,” Rogers said.

A year and a half ago, congestive heart failure had made it nearly impossible for him to do anything. “They said my heart was real weak.”

Rogers’ church, Crossroads Covenant in DeSoto, found out about his condition and prayed for him for a year.

One church member, Barbara Patterson, was praying for him too, when tragedy struck in her own family. “It was sudden,” Patterson said. “It was sudden.”
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