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Teen Wakes Up From Heart Transplant Surgery

by Sandy Kromeir - The Oregon Herald Monday January 25, 2016    8:34 AM
Trevor Sullivan, 15, of Detroit, Michigan, was diagnosed with severe cardiomyopathy in February 2015. He underwent the surgery on Nov. 13, 2015, but it was just this week when his dad Philip shared the results with Gift of Life Michigan on Facebook.

"I really like the video, actually," Trevor said. "I think it's really cool and I wish everyone in the world can see it because it really makes a difference. It promotes organ donation and people can see the outcome of it and how happy they really are."

"It blew me away," Kimberly Sullivan said. "Honestly, for me, I didn't know what to expect. I kind of thought he'd wake up disoriented and in pain, but instead he woke up happy, ready to go and pleased with what he was going through. He made all the worrying that a mom would do go away."

"We just chalked it up to 'We don't know whats going on,'" Sullivan said. "In September 2014, he was on the football field and said he didn't feel good...we thought it was allergies."

Trevor asked his mom Kimberly to record his first moments of waking up from the anesthesia.