(image from dailyrecord.co.uk)
Many of you will remember that the FH has had a heart transplant. He is now almost 13 and a half years post transplant, and he was heading for his 62nd birthday when it was done - so quite late in life in transplant terms. We were blessed that the team at Glasgow Royal Infirmary were up for doing the job, because when we tried to transfer from the waiting list there to the one at Papworth, the doctors there told the Scottish team that they wouldn't take him on because of his age. God bless Scotland!
It was on the local news this morning that this chap, John McCafferty, is celebrating achieving 30 years of life after his heart transplant - what an achievement! We know that given the normal span of life, the FH is unlikely to achieve that, but we are truly grateful for each and every day that he does have with us, and the YFG recently had to discuss transplantation as part of her Philosophy & Ethics (what we used to call RE) at school. She wrote in her book that she is definitely in favour of transplantation because otherwise her dad wouldn't be here with her today.