In 2005, 17-year-old Connor Rabinowitz, from Edina, Minnesota, was in need of a new heart. The promising young baseball star had just been diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic disease that enlarged and weakened his organs.
"I had been such a strong, healthy young man who’d never been sick, on the verge of a baseball scholarship to the Division 1 school of my choice and one week later doctors were telling me I could die if I don’t receive a life saving heart transplant," Connor told the West Seattle Herald.
"I would lie in bed at night and pray for a heart to come quickly or I wouldn’t make it. I would think every day and night about the person who would have to die for me to live. I prayed for that family who would be receiving such a different call from that of mine," he said.
That person who would have to die for him was Kellen Roberts, a young man from West Seattle who passed away at the age of 22 when he hit his head during a freak accident.
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