CHICAGO – A Chicago man has received the best gift he could wish for this vacation – a chance for a new life. Kevin D & # 39; Agostino's family woke him in the middle of the night and told him that he would be the recipient of a much needed lung transplant. His reaction, which was recorded on video, was spread on social media. [No, no, no way!] Mum, I thought I was on the bottom of the list!
He said in the video in a state of shock, joy and unbelief.
The video posted by his brother on Instagram and Facebook has since been viewed thousands of times. Hundreds of people have published statements of support and wish him good luck.
Last week, Kevin underwent an eight-hour operation at Loyola University Medical Center, and his brother, Michael D & Agostino, said he was fine. In a Facebook post, he thanked the doctors of Loyola.
"We saw Kevin this morning and he looks great!" Michael said in the post. "We also want to remember the donor's family, we appreciate their gift and think of them during the time of mourning."
Kevin was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth and had to undergo a lung transplant. Four years ago, he suffered an unrelated brain injury.
His sister Julie, 22, also had cystic fibrosis and died in 201
Top image via Shutterstock; Video on Facebook