High school heart transplant recipient inspires others with his story

Hometown Life | Jay Grossman

Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat.

Less than three months after receiving a new heart, 15-year-old Trevor Sullivan is kicking off the annual American Heart Association’s Hoops for Heart fundraiser at his alma mater, Berkshire Middle School in Beverly Hills.

A packed auditorium of students gave the Southfield teenager a rock star ovation Wednesday as he came out on the stage to talk about organ donation and the importance of a healthy heart.

“Hi, everybody,” Sullivan told the cheering students. “I’m basically here to tell you my story.”

It was a year ago in February that Sullivan and his family learned about his congenital heart disease and the need for a transplant. After waiting more than nine months for a match, he received his new heart Nov. 13. Continue reading