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A brave heart

Original post made on Feb 7, 2008

Each time the helicopter rotors thump above Ronald McDonald House, 9-year-old Shawn Stockwell's hopes rise. Maybe, just maybe, this time it will bring him a new heart, he thinks. Photos by Norbert von der Groeben/Palo Alto Online.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 10:48 AM

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Posted by Rose Bayly
a resident of another community
on Feb 7, 2008 at 11:51 am

The story, slide show, and film about the Brave Hearted young boy Shawn Stockwell were very touching without being saccharine. We pray a donor heart can be found in time to save this child's life, although it currently means another child must die to supply it.

Perhaps there is hope in the new technology of growing organs in the lab, which was begun at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, NC, and is producing bladders, blood vessels, and heart valves so far. The issue of rejection is eliminated, because the organs are grown from cells taken from the patients.
Let us hope Shawn has enough time to get what he needs.

Is there a designated account to send donations for Shawn's expenses?

Rose Bayly
Roanoke, VA




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