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Right now is our old buddy bestselling author journalist and father of our own Juliette Heidi John Hadi who had a transplant just three months ago warning you John.
-- -- morning guys carry you -- -- and find a couple months ago we were wondered why is Juliette reporting from the West Coast.
And it turned out you had a transplant a heart transplant.
Three months ago how are you -- this out.
Fantastic guess you know in the media and in life we use the word miracle a lot.
And we -- this is truly a miracle for all people who undergo it.
You're one moment you're on death's door you know you're -- just about it's over and the next minute I'm not walking a mile -- Everything is changed my life I have quality life for the first time in 56 years since it is remarkable.
So were you surprised that this was and it was so secret tendon and -- I mean he's obviously the vice president former vice president was on some sort of the list so how does it work -- you.
Just suddenly get a call -- you have to be on notice all the time.
Well in my case I had such as.
The vice president get -- congestive heart failure now my mother lived to be almost eighty with congestive heart failure which means to be your heart is not producing.
Enough blood for the rest of the body and you can -- not only from the heart but from the kidneys which will fail to.
And what happened in my case we try to manage it with drug therapy.
But it spun out of control and the next minute I was critical and they wheeled me in the the hospital.
They moved me I didn't know they could do this in a lot of people don't know this in the press hasn't reported -- If you're extremely critical they can put you on an 81 list which means you LeapFrog.
To the top of the list the donor -- well and that's what happened to me I was in the hospital prepping.
They were watching the unbelievable.
And within four weeks bang they tell you we've got -- heart and -- your heart begins to really.
Yes sublime piece of rapidly and then they will you in and in my case.
They had won -- hard to that they rejected.
So I had to go back and then the next thing it happens is they come both being in the room.
And they see we've got a heart.
You know and all of a sudden threw four big guys gravity space -- -- -- they -- during you're going down at all you know your family is running with you it's incredible.
And then -- -- view and you you know you wake up.
And you've got a new heart.
Wow so the other thing you say is pretty amazing the vice president did not use his political clout and knows influence to move up on the list twenty months a long time.
Now I gotta tell you guys Brian and it is it is a -- -- The way people now in the media and on and on the LA times is.
Publishing all these letters from nasty people.
About Cheney and and and various comments including raising the question about you know did he get a special break because used to hold.
And so forth and so on.
And the reality is I was stunned when I heard the story.
He waited twenty months and that's way way over the normal -- times he didn't get a break in fact but I think he did.
What they think out of caution.
So there wouldn't be any outcry I think he put his life.
On the line and waited a very long time extraordinarily long time where you're criticism of Cheney on this but the basis are -- -- Well given that big news with Dick Cheney we had to talk to the one guy we knew who'd actually been through -- John honey we thank you very much for joining us.
Sure in your point of -- thank you -- and you'll look great.
Thank you thank you sir and I.
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