For Christmas this year, Jono needs a new heart
Your kind gift today will bring new hope to heart transplant patients like Jono
As you and I prepare for Christmas, a lovely young Sydney man called Jono is anxiously waiting for the phone to ring.
The call he’s hoping for will tell him that there is a suitable heart available for transplant.
You see Jono needs a new heart.
Jono was born with a genetic condition called Marfan’s Syndrome. Amongst other things, Marfan’s Syndrome causes heart problems.
Jono has already had major heart surgery to keep him going this long.
Now at just 21 years of age, Jono’s heart is only functioning at 17% capacity. The time has come. He now urgently needs a heart transplant.
If a suitable heart becomes available to Jono, his medical team will now have about 14 hours to transport the heart and transplant it.
Prior to a major breakthrough by the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, this window of opportunity would have only been about 4 hours.
Christmas is a special time for Jono and his family.
But waiting on a heart transplant to save Jono’s life is an enormous stress.
They all hope that there will be many more Christmases spent together, all the while being aware that Jono urgently needs a new heart to survive.
Please make a generous Christmas donation to heart research today if you possibly can. You’ll bring new hope to heart transplant patients like Jono.
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