This is Jake and his BEAR-LIN Heart buddy. Both suffer from dilated cardiomyopathy and both are supported by a Berlin Heart VAD waiting for a donor heart.
"Now, we wait for the right heart, at the right time, to give our gorgeous little hero another shot at a full, happy life again.“ says Jake´s mum Claire.
It is so important to raise the awareness for organ donation and so Jake and his parents made a decision: Hopefully, Jake will not only receive a donor heart soon, he will also donate his diseased heart for research purposes to enable better treatment options for other heartsick children in future.
Dear Jake, BEAR-LIN is taking care of you and we wish you all the best!