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This 15-Year-Old Waking Up From A Heart Transplant Surgery Will Make You Cry


Trevor Sullivan's heartfelt reaction after waking up from heart transplant surgery will give you a healthy dose of the feels this morning.

It's been a rocky two years for the 15-year-old teen who was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a disease affecting the heart muscle's ability to distribute blood to the body.

Trevor's father, Philip, told ABC News Trevor felt sick for about a year before the diagnosis.

Philip said,

That all changed on February 12, 2015, when the Detroit, Michigan teen needed to be airlifted to nearby C.S. Mott Children's Hospital after sudden heart failure. It was there he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and placed on a heart transplant list.

In November, Trevor received a new heart.

Video of Trevor waking up and realizing he was able to “breathe again” went viral, getting shared online and through various TV stations.

Thankfully, Trevor is doing well since his surgery, according to a note Philip shared on the TEAM TREVOR Facebook page where he also thanked those who shared Trevor's story.

He wrote,


Citations: Dad films the moment his teen woke up from heart transplant surgery (Mashable), Dad Shares Touching Moment After Son Wakes Up From Heart Transplant Surgery (ABC News)