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On a sunny warm Sunday in April 2000, my beloved late father-in-law Gerald Cohen Esq, suffered a massive heart attack, his second. He never made it to the family celebration for his grandson that day. I stood in silent shock watching him fly off in a medical evacuation helicopter and was dumbstruck by the crazy turn of events. His doctors quickly determined that his heart was so damaged, that his only chance of survival was a heart transplant — he had just days or hours to live. As we all were mentally preparing to say goodbye, unexpectedly, a miracle occurred when a donor was matched. In the nick of time, Dad received a new heart and he lived another 11 happy years.

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