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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sick Kids heart transplant receiver back for Canadian Transplant Games


TORONTO STAR | Jackie Hong
Robbie Thompson received two heart transplants at Sick Kids when he was younger. Now, he’s back in Toronto for the Canadian Transplant Games.

They didn’t think he would make it.

It was 1999 and Robbie Thompson, barely a year and a half old, had already been on life support at Sick Kids for six months. In that time, his tiny, damaged heart, badly in need of replacement, had stopped beating twice.

The doctors told his parents, who had relocated to Toronto from British Columbia so Robbie could be treated at Sick Kids, to start preparing funeral arrangements — he had three days left to live, unless a suitable heart was donated and a transplant could take place.

They’d already been waiting 10 and a half months.

And then, a miracle.

Seventeen years later, Thompson is back in Toronto — not for treatment, but because he’s competing in the 2016 Canadian Transplant Games. Continue reading
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