Celebrating ten years post transplant

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“I’d also like to thank all the donors and their families, as without mine I wouldn’t be here”.


Steven was born with a hole in his heart which was patched at the age of three and frequently visited the doctors while growing up. As he got older, the heart check-ups were exchanged for pulmonary hypertension monitoring. By the early nineties he was travelling to Auckland every year for lung assessments. “I remember always feeling puffed” he says.

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