The true story of a person with an inherited connective tissue disorder. It wasn't until later in life that he found himself in a hospital emergency room where he discovered that he had congestive heart failure. He also learned that his disorder is referred to as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This became a catalyst for two heart transplants and a kidney transplant. A compelling story of grit and determination for survival during many months at Stanford. * * * * You made us look good. Dr. Norman Shumway, M.D., Stanford Surgeon* * * * * Once or twice in a lifetime we encounter the spirit of a giant in the body of a man. Don Coover refused to let the limitations a genetic disorder placed on his body dim the glow of his infectious spirit, and as such he was an inspiration to us all. - Dr. James Palleschi, M.D. * * * * A heart-warming story of Don's resilience to the obstacles of life. He copes with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, congestive heart failure, his subsequent need for two heart transplants, a kidney transplant, and the arduous recovery at Stanford University Hospital. But what comes through best in this remarkable tale of survival is Don's caring humanity--at every encounter over our past twenty-plus years, Don will ask me, How are YOU doing, Doc? Is everything going well with YOUR family? Dr. Gregory Hopkins, Cardiologist * * * * A well-written and highly positive outlook for future transplant patients. Dr. Alan B. Gazzaniga, M.D. Cardiovascular Surgeon (Author Seeds of Doubt) *Statement made to Don Coover and other heart transplant patients at Stanford Medical Center.