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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Bill Kirby Jr.: New heart, new outlook, new lease on his life


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Call Mark Lynch young at heart, literally. "I'm feeling great," he says. He should be.

I've got the heart of a 20-year-old kid," says Lynch, 66, who underwent a 13-hour heart transplant on Memorial Day at Duke Medical Center.

He had been waiting for the life-saving day for the past eight months.

His bags were always packed, just in case a call came that a donor's heart was a match.

Lynch was at the medical center on May 27 for what he describes as "serious atrial flutter," when doctors gave him the word that his heart was failing, and failing fast.

"Your heart is quivering and not pumping," Lynch says. "I thought I was going to die. The doctor told my wife I wouldn't be leaving the hospital until they found an organ."

Denise Lynch recalls the traumatic moment. Continue reading
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