I put this in general discussion because I really think that any of us who ever had to undergo or go through a loved one who had a heart that needed help, deserve to take a moment for for one of the founding pioneers who actually by being on this planet made the quality of life as we know it what it is today.
I cant give this man accolades that he has already not been given. He is lauded.
I will take this moment to tell anyone who cares or wants to listen, about a five year old boy who met him.
They flew my father to Texas Medical Center after a crane snapped on deck of the load he was going to handle collapsed and when it struck him ripped his chest apart.
I remember mostly Dr. De Bakey telling my mother, "There is no reason with the damage to his heart why this man should even be alive, but we will help him the best we can."
He did well, and so did my Dad. Dr. DeBakey gave him close to another thirty years when others at the time could not or WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING.
This might not be the forum for unsung hero's but this man is one of mine.