SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A man named Mr. Valentine got a new heart in time for Valentine’s Day.
For the past 5 years, the heart of the hardworking horse trainer was failing.
Doctors attached a motor to Donald Valentine’s heart to keep the blood pumping.
And just 3 weeks ago, Donald went through a painstakingly delicate nine hour heart transplant.
An organ donor gave Donald the gift of life.
“I wasn’t giving up. I’ve been a fighter. All my life I had to fight for everything I got,” said Valentine.
He has to take about 30 pills twice a day to keep his body from rejecting the new heart.