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Nurse Adopts 27 Yr Old Autistic Man To Help Him Get A Heart Transplant.

27-year-old Jonathan was at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Georgia, and he was in bad need of a new heart. But that sure wasn’t going to be easy. Jonathan has autism and he was pretty much all alone. And there were stipulations for a heart recipient that someone care for him after the surgery.

But, again, there was no one. He was going to die because he had no family and no one was stepping up to the plate to take care of him.

When Lori and Jonathan first met, he had been in and out of the hospital many times already over several months. He was at a shelter when he wasn’t at the hospital. But after knowing him for only 48 hours, Lori, a single mother, knew she wanted to be his legal guardian.

Courtesy of Lori Wood

Says Lori: “I had to help him. It was a no-brainer. He would have died without the transplant.”

They bonded quickly and shared many of the same interests, like football and Family Feud. That transplant was done a short time after the adoption, and it was a success.

Lori now monitors all of his medications, which amount to about 34 pills daily, and makes sure he’s at all of his doctor appointments.

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Says Jonathan: “She treats me like one of her sons. I am truly thankful for that.”

Lori is also teaching Jonathan some life skills so he can live an independent life when the time is right. But she tries not to think of that last day before he goes out on his own, as it’s pretty bittersweet.

Says Lori: “It’s been a joy having Jonathan here with us. I knew this is what I was supposed to do.”

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