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Organ Donation

Video shows emotional moment teen awakes after surviving heart transplant

Trevor Sullivan’s life was saved after he received a donor heart.

Trevor Sullivan / YouTube

A VIDEO HAS shown the emotional moment that a teen awoke after having life-saving surgery.

In the clip 15-year-old Trevor Sullivan, from Detroit, Michigan, is shown becoming overwhelmed after undergoing the procedure back in November of last year.

He had been undergoing surgery for severe cardiomyopathy, a severe condition that he was diagnosed with in February 2014.

Lying on the operating table, Trevor said:

I’m so happy. I’ve been waiting so long. I can breath again and can talk. I feel amazing. I’ve never felt so good.

The video was shared online by Trevor’s father Phil Sullivan, who told ABC News that his son was saved after a donor heart became available.

“We know that it was a younger person it came from, with good muscle tissue, a strong heart,” Phil said.

He was going the wrong path until we got the call.

The video was originally shared with Gift of Life Michigan, a Michigan organisation involved in assisting organ transplants from deceased donors.

Trevor’s parents have also set up a GoFundMe page, which has already raised $65,000 (€60,000), money which is going towards his medical costs.

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