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Dr Chris Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon, famous for performing the world's first successful human-to-human heart Orthotopic transplant.

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Shay Bourne - New Hampshire’s first death row prisoner in 69 years – has only one last request: to donate his heart post-execution to the sister of his victim, who is looking for a transplant. Bourne says it’s the only way he can redeem himself…but with lethal injection as his form of execution, this is medically impossible.

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Denise Darvall; The Donor for the first Heart Transplant Operation by HiltonT, via Flickr - This Day in History: Dec 3, 1967: First human heart transplant

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Christiaan Neethling Barnard performed the world's first adult heart transplant on Louis Washkansky on December 3, 1967 at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town South Africa.

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from Terry's Thoughts

A Baxter Family Christmas

Whether you’re meeting the Baxter family for the first time, or finding them all over again…A Baxter Family Christmas will leave fingerprints on your heart forever. Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner—Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.

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“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” Ezekiel 36:26

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Gummy bear surgery - I discovered the other day that the Life brand gummy bears have hairy chests. I makes me laugh.

Gummy bear surgery - I discovered the other day that the Life brand gummy bears have hairy chests. I makes me laugh.

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