Autistic Man, Denied A Heart Transplant, Fights To Be Put On List

Sep 16, 2013

Paul Corby
Credit Karen Corby

Paul Corby is a 24-year old Pennsylvania man in need of a new heart, but he has not been placed on a transplant list. Paul is autistic and doctors have deemed him ineligible. His mother Karen Corby tells host Dick Gordon how she’s been fighting for two years to get Paul a new heart. She says time is running out.

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