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Dad with Donor Heart Has Fingernails Painted Green by Baby Daughter, Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart
Date:8/13/2014

Florence, Arizona. Andrew dotes on Haley. He takes her on outings, patiently allows her to paint his fingernails—"I'm just happy it's green and not pink," he says—and enjoys cuddling while they watch movies at home.

"Life couldn't be better," says Andrew, 33. "I'm very grateful to see my daughter's second birthday. I'm glad to see my wife graduate with her bachelor's degree."

With a second chance at life, Andrew has changed his lifestyle. "I'm a lot more active now," he says. "I'm conscious of what I eat and what I do. I'm not sitting on my butt playing video games."

Once Andrew returned home with his new human heart, Heather, 29, completed her degree in English and is now working on a master's degree in healthcare administration, inspired to help others who face what her family did with heart disease.

That experience also prompted her to write a book, Unbreakable: A Father's Fight to Live. "The (SynCardia Total Artificial Heart) is the only reason my husband is alive today," she wrote. "I just want everyone to know that there is hope."

Andrew is emphatic about what the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart does. "At the end, it will save your life."

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