Heart Transplant Patient Set To Enter Guiness World Records as Longest Survivor

June 15, 2017
Paul Hyman

In 1987, Paul Hyman underwent a heart transplant at the age of 20 and is awaiting confirmation from Guiness World Records as the longest surviving heart transplant patient. Paul, now 49, said, “Getting this heart was the greatest gift anyone in the world could receive. It’s a miracle.”

Before his surgery on December 17, 1987, he was told he would be lucky to see Christmas” if he did not have the operation. With each passing day, Paul says he takes it all in stride and considers himself to be really lucky. The only thing he seems to regret is giving up watching football because he was warned the excitement might be too much.

Read Paul’s amazing story here.