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#VIRAL: Boy Given Surprise Heart Transplant News By Doctor Dressed As Chewbacca

A doctor dressed as CHEWBACCA delivers the news this young Star Wars fan has been waiting months to hear - a heart has become available for transplant. Austin Eggleston, 15, from Pontiac in Illinois, USA, was born with three congenital heart defects - a double inlet left ventricle, a coarctation of his aortic arch and a transposition of his greater vessels. When he was placed on a heart transplant list nearly five months ago he and his doctor made a deal.Dr. Phillip Thrush promised die-hard Star Wars fan Austin that when a heart became available, he would deliver the good news wearing a Chewbacca costume.And Dr. Thrush came good on his promise Saturday (March 17), speaking Wookie as he surprises Austin at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago

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