Having a Heart
By: Aaron Braddy
A family story about some of what is experienced during and after child birth for a boy named Owen and his battle with a pre-diagnosed heart condition. Little did Owen or his parents know it would lead them down the road of infant heart transplantation. This is Owens miraculous journey as only his parents, brother, and medical professionals can tell it. Thanks to a gifted team at Children's Hospital Colorado and medical advances partnered with a donor organ from UNOS saved the life of a child 6 months old and what the family has to say about it today to their donor family.
Producers Artist Statement: I hope to open a window to a scary part of life for some and a tragic part of life for others; the donor family's. Perhaps both parents awaiting transplantation for their children and parents considering donating their recently passed child's organs will find solace in knowing that there are lives being saved and donating organs can make a significant difference for some: like Owen, Diego, Aaron, & Ileana Braddy. While others still can collect an awareness and through campaigning for organ donation registration importance not only in adults but children.