Boy Given Surprise Heart Transplant News By Doctor Dressed As Chewbacca

A doctor dressed as CHEWBACCA delivers the news this young Star Wars fan has been waiting months to hear - a heart has become available for transplant. Austin Eggleston, 15, from Pontiac in Illinois, USA, was born with three congenital heart defects - a double inlet left ventricle, a coarctation of his aortic arch and a transposition of his greater vessels. When he was placed on a heart transplant list nearly five months ago he and his doctor made a deal. Dr. Phillip Thrush promised die-hard Star Wars fan Austin that when a heart became available, he would deliver the good news wearing a Chewbacca costume. And Dr. Thrush came good on his promise Saturday (March 17), speaking Wookie as he surprises Austin at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Austin appears stunned as his doc enters the room asking: "We got a heart? Do we seriously have a heart?"
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Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Date Acquired03-20-2018
  • Date Filmed03-17-2018
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital

Boy Given Surprise Heart Transplant News By Doctor Dressed As Chewbacca


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