Father misses heart transplant due to blizzard cancels flight
One Alaskans The father of seven missed his chance to get a heart transplant after his flight was canceled due to a deadly and historic blizzard that has raged across the US in recent weeks.
The 56-year-old, who is currently battling congestive heart failure, admits he was “frightened” when he first heard the news, but quickly turned to excitement soon after.
Father of seven misses 8 hours to fly to Seattle for heart transplant due to blizzard
Holland was given an eight-hour window to fly to Seattle for a heart transplant, and rushed to the airport in Fairbanks for an overnight flight, CNN report.
But when he arrived at the airport, he was told that his flight was canceled due to the weather.
After a long wait, Patrick Holland is on his way to AK-WA for a much-needed heart transplant. Mother Nature and the vagaries of air travel got in the way, and another patient got a heart named after her. If many of us are assigned #organ donor this won’t be a problem. pic.twitter.com/NxewtwEu4e
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Employees at Alaska Airlines tried to get him on the next flight, but that also had to be rerouted mid-flight – a fact Holland only learned when the plane landed in Anchorage.
In the end, he missed the 8-hour period and the heart was given to someone else, according to the source.
Holland said he “was crying more that day than in my entire life” when he heard the news, but found solace in knowing that “a family is coming to save a member someone’s family (someone else’s)”.
“I think I cried more that day than I ever had in my life,” Holland said, but found solace in receiving another heart transplant.
“I think I cried more that day than I ever had in my life and expressed all the emotions I never had. To get out of that joke, I immediately said, ‘Thank God, there’s going to be a family that’s saving someone’s father, someone’s brother, someone’s uncle, you know,’” Holland tell King 5.
The father of seven says he will stay in Seattle for the time being in the hope of getting another heart for a transplant.
The historic blizzard claimed the lives of more than 60 people across the US
Meanwhile, across the country, the heartbreaking final text messages of a Buffalo nurse insist emergency crews didn’t “let go of ***” about rescuing her during a historic blizzard. in upstate New York before his death, as the death toll continued to rise to 34, Shade room previous report.
Anndel Taylor wrote that she became more and more “nervous” as she waited more than 30 hours in her car before potentially dying of carbon monoxide poisoning, her family said according to an earlier report. by Shadow Room.
A total of more than 60 people have died across the United States, including 34 in the worst-affected area of Erie County, New York, where Buffalo was hit by a massive layer of snow more than 50 inches thick. . independence.