Mark Black

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Born with a life-threatening heart defect, Mark underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one. He battled his condition and it's limitations for twenty-two years quite successfully, but at 23 yrs old, Mark was suddenly faced with the biggest challenge of his life. His doctor informed him that his heart was failing badly and that without a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant, he would not likely see his 25th birthday. In October 2001, Mark moved thousands of kilometres from home and was put on the transplant waiting list. After just four months on the list, Mark's condition grew worse and he was placed in the hospital where he lived, waiting for a miracle…
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