A heart transplant recipient
Since receiving his heart in 2018, today Richard finds the most joy in spending time with his teenage kids. One of his favorite things to do with them is share a meal together and learn about what is going on in their lives. Richard received his heart transplant on his wife, Sandy’s birthday in 2018. While his heart journey has included a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), long hospitalizations, and a new heart, he is grateful for the support from his nurses and doctors along the way. In the coming weeks, he will be returning to another love of his – work. As a care coordinator at Bellevue Hospital, Richard absolutely loves serving those in need. We wish you all the best on your journey back to work, Richard!