LIFE-SAVING TRANSPLANT FOR RALEIGH MAN COMES WITH A COST

WTVD | Julie Wilson


According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, nearly 120,000 folks across the country are on a list, waiting for an organ transplant. One financial aid group says the cost of a transplant could break the bank for the average family.

One Raleigh man who knows that struggle firsthand is now breathing clearer, thanks to a new lung and the organization who made his transplant financially possible.

For almost his entire life, Eric Hein has struggled with the most basic human need -- breathing.

"I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at age two." Hein explained.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) makes every breath a battle.

"We were trained to cup our hands to break up the mucus in his lungs and so forth," said Eric's father, Wesley Hein. "It's kind of like a ketchup bottle." Continue reading



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