Robert Perez – Dirt Bike Daredevil
With my new heart, I can live my dream
Ask Robert where he'll be when he gets older, and he'll tell you with confidence "at the X-Games." But his future wasn't as certain at the age of five, when he went into unexpected heart failure. Robert was rushed to Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, where he received the new heart he so desperately needed. Twenty-five years ago, our heart team, led by Dr. Leonard Bailey, became the first in the world to perform infant heart transplants. Today, we're still giving children like Robert the chance to live their dreams.