Some of you know that Dick Cheney had an LVAD implanted a few years ago. Well, it appears after waiting for 20 months, he finally got his heart today. I can't say I'm a big fan of our previous vice president, but it's wonderful to see the process work the way it should and his prominence didn't move him to the front of the line.
Note that the LVAD Mr. Cheney received is identical in function to Eddie's Berlin Heart. However, since research into adult heart disease is substantially ahead of pediatric research (and since adults are bigger than kids), he was lucky enough to have an implanted pump rather than an external one like Eddie.
Here's hoping that Eddie doesn't wait anywhere near 20 months!