Heartfelt thanks after 25 years of a new ticker
Brian Jaffray's new heart was stitched in to his chest 25 years and a few days ago. Brian isn't quite sure exactly who is the longest surviving heart transplant patient in Ireland, but he's right up there.
Now a quarter of a century on since his life was saved by a person he never met, Brian wants to thank the man or woman who gave him the chance to get married and have kids. His harvested heart was a gift from a family who somehow managed to find clear thinking time for love and giving in their darkest days. I can only imagine how tough it was back then for those who lost a loved one.
That one heart gave life to five lives. Brian was just 28 when he was saved and he was a single man. Brian's wife Caroline and sons Daniel, Eoin and Andrew are a family thanks to a family.