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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WKRG) — A person from Fairhope has a brand new lease on life after getting a brand new coronary heart. Colin Tucker is recovering in Birmingham and desires to make use of his story to encourage others to grow to be organ donors. Colin Tucker is an enormous man with a actually huge coronary heart. He’s at UAB hospital recovering from what he describes as a surreal coronary heart transplant.
“It’s a type of issues the place you don’t consider it till you come out of the surgical procedure with it,” stated Colin Tucker through Zoom Tuesday morning. At Six-and-a-half toes tall he grew to become one among simply 2,000 individuals a 12 months to get a coronary heart transplant. The common wait is greater than six months, his wait was a 12 months and a half. Now he’s urging others to become donors. Not too long ago, Tucker stated he noticed an adolescent at an area license workplace and satisfied the younger man to enroll.
“Crucial factor you are able to do is depart a legacy, to assist others and organ donation is a real testomony to that,” stated Tucker’s girlfriend Jennifer Jones. Tucker stayed lively after his coronary heart assault in 2018, even with a battery-powered pump on his coronary heart.
“As a substitute of getting on the sofa and watching your life go away, get out and do one thing,” stated Tucker. He hopes to be discharged this week however has to remain close to Birmingham for the subsequent a number of days and desires to be dwelling in Fairhope by Christmas.
Past that, Tucker says he desires to journey, for greater than a 12 months he’s needed to keep inside a 4-hour drive to UAB in case a coronary heart got here in. Tucker says he’s grateful to his donor. They hope to fulfill his household sooner or later, they’ve reached out by means of the donation heart and hope to listen to again.
Mates are additionally placing collectively a Boston butt fundraiser to assist offset bills for the therapy and journey.
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