Lurie Doctor Dresses as Chewbacca To Tell Boy he's Getting a new Heart

posted by Mick Lee - 

When 15-year-old Austin Eggleston from Pontiac, Illinois was placed on a heart transplant list, his doctor made him a deal. Dr. Phillip Thrush promised Austin - a huge Star Wars fan - that when a heart became available, he would deliver the news wearing a Chewbacca costume.

Well Dr. Thrush came through on his promise this past weekend. The heartwarming moment was captured at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.

Austin's family said Monday he has already received the new heart and is still recovering from the transplant surgery.

You can watch the video below! <3

That moment when Chewbacca aka Dr. Thrush comes to tell you that you are getting a new heart. . . . Months ago when Austin was listed for a heart transplant, Dr. Thrush said he would deliver the news a heart was available dressed as Chewbacca. On Saturday, March 17, Chewbacca stopped by Austin’s room. #donatelife #organdonor #all4your1 . . . Are you an organ donor? Register to become one here

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