Lincoln Teen Needs Heart Transplant

A Lincoln teen needs a heart transplant, but his doctors are having a hard time finding a donor. 16 year old Justin Cornish is a patient at the University of Nebraska medical center in Omaha. Cornish is afflicted with cardiomyopathy, a condition that is a form of muscular dystrophy which strikes the heart muscle.

The only way to correct it is to replace his heart. Two of his brothers, 18-year old Richard and 13-year old Everett also died from the same disease while awaiting heart transplants in 2002 and 2004. His mother is fighting to save her third son for over a little more than three years.

Justin is trying to deal with the situation as positively as he can. Richard and Everett had a final wish that their deaths might spur on more organ donations and ultimately save Justin's life. If you want more information on organ donation, you can call at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at 559-4000