Burnet man gets transplant
March 07, 2013, 9:00 pm by Alexandria Randolph
A successful golf tournament benefit on Saturday was trumped only by the victory of a hope fulfilled.
Brooke Box, a flight nurse for Air Evac Lifeteam 49 who resides in Burnet, had the pleasure of telling friends and family that her husband J.R. finally had received his heart transplant.
"We’re so relieved that it happened,” said Box. "So many people die waiting for transplants.”
Box said that her husband is recovering well in Seton Medical
Center in Austin. He was moved from the intensive care
unit on Sunday and anticipates release on Friday. J.R. Box was released from
surgery at 7:30 p.m. last Tuesday evening, just 12 hours before he was
scheduled to receive a VAD pump implant, which would be a temporary heart replacement.
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