Masa sent me a video to encourage me from a hospital in Japan, where he is admitted to remove the wire in his chest bone. He became sick with dilatedcardiomyopathy in 2007 when he was 8 years old. He came to UCLA Medical Center in March 2008, waiting patiently for the matching organ for 10 months, and finally had a heart transplant in Nov. 2008. He is now 11 years old. As I think of the long days when he had so many uncomfortable tests and treatments, even though he didn’t have another choice, I deeply respect his patience and courage.
Masa, now I know what you went through. I will fight too, and knock down the cancer! Thank you!