This is a story of the power of perseverance and love. A man named Kevin Lue was triathlete who developed a rare disease that caused his heart to fail. In a matter of months he went from intense competition to barely being able to walk. He needed a heart transplant. In addition to his new heart, he got a whole lot more.
Dr Christiaan Neethling Barnard -- South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant in His innovative procedure has led to more than lives saved by transplant surgeries.
Christiaan Neethling Barnard November 1922 – 2 September was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant assisted by his brother, Marius Barnard.