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The Match: Complete Strangers, a Miracle Face Transplant, Two Lives Transformed by [Susan Whitman Helfgot]

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"This book moves so fast you can't put it down. It treats all the characters with respect and subtlety as they make their difficult but inspiring decisions."

--Lee Woodruff, co-author, with Bob Woodruff, of "In an Instant"

"This is truly an outstanding book! I could not stop reading."

--Stefan G. Tullius, MD., Ph.D., American Transplant Society; Chair, Committee on Vascular Composite Tissue

"Magnificent. . . . it's actually about people. I've never read a book so fast before and with such pleasure."

--Sean Fitzpatrick, Director, New England Organ Bank

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Susan Whitman Helfgot is the widow of Joseph Helfgot, a Hollywood movie marketer who died from complications during heart transplant in April of 2009. She was cast into the national spotlight when a Boston Globe reporter uncovered that her husband had been the donor in a historic transplant operation. In the late 1990s, the former insurance company executive decided to return to her first love, science, returning to college to study astronomy and biology. She co-founded a charter middle school in Los Angeles while pursuing her studies. Her knowledge of biology coupled with a decade as her husband’s caregiver outside and within hospital walls has given her a unique and valuable perspective and Susan has become an outspoken advocate for organ donation. She has presented to national medical conferences and testified before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts legislature, and has appeared on television programs including Good Morning America and Dr. Oz. Susan established the Joseph H. Helfgot Foundation with funds from the sale of The Match: Complete Strangers, a Miracle Transplant, Two Lives Transformed. Projects include Team Heart Rwanda and an ongoing research study about public perceptions concerning face transplantation. The foundation also provides funding support for face transplant medical research. For more information visit Joseph H. Helfgot Foundation. An avid runner and stargazer, Susan lives with her children and cocker spaniel in a suburb of Boston. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003UYUP4O
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (12 October 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1340 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 277 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Susan Whitman Helfgot is the widow of Joseph Helfgot, a movie marketer who died receiving a heart transplant in April of 2009. Susan was cast into the national spotlight when a Boston Globe reporter accidentally learned that she had donated her husband’s face in a historic transplant operation.

A decade earlier, a passion for astronomy lured the former financial industry executive back to college. Susan became a co-founder and board member of a charter middle school in Los Angeles before returning to Boston with her family in 2002. She pursued degrees in biology and teaching while caring for her terminally ill mother and ailing husband.

A science background coupled with years as a caregiver and hospital insider give Susan a unique perspective on the people and medicine behind organ transplantation. A lecturer at medical conferences, she has testified before the Massachusetts legislature and appeared on Doctor Oz and Good Morning America. She serves as trustee of the Joseph Helfgot Foundation, created to advance medical research, education and clinical care. An avid runner and stargazer, Susan lives with her children and cocker spaniel in a suburb of Boston.

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