Nurse Adopts Man With Autism So He Can Have A Heart Transplant | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/18/2019 01:28 AM

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Jonathan Pinkard had every requirement to have a heart transplant except for a family to care for him after surgery. That’s when Lori Wood stepped in. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of ...



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As a nurse in the icu at georgia's piedmont, noonan hospital, some kind of medication, lori wood has touched a lot of lives, but none have touched hers quite like jonathan pinker. The 27 year old with autism has been on his own since his grandmother died recently as he was leaving work one day. Something felt very wrong as it could hardly breathe the diagnosis heart failure, his only option a tran ...
plant jonathan had every requirement except one family to care for him. After surgery alone and out of options, jonathan was dropped from the transplant list. Somebody'S got to step up to the plate and i was gon na be that person. That'S how nurse laurie got a newname call him mama now becoming jonathan's legal guardian. How quickly did you make that decision two or three days? There was something in my heart that i just knew that he needed months and a successful surgery later jonathan has barely skipped a beat all settled in with laurie and her son. She has went above and beyond for me and i can't think of enough for just bringing me into her life a new heart. She has really saved me. She really has and a new family to fill it lane, alexander nbc news noon and georgia: hey nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and clickon any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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