For Parksville transplant recipient, life is all heart (500th heart transplant)

Parksville’s Ron Wakefield was knocking on death’s door two years ago when a heart transplant changed everything.

“I was not in good shape at all,” he said. “If I had to walk up my drive, about 100 feet, I’d have to stop three times.”

Wakefield’s wait ended in June 2017 with a call from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Cindy Harnett reports

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