Nurse Adopts Man with Autism So He Can Have Heart Transplant

 In Nurses Weekly

When Jonathan Pinkard, a 27-year-old man with autism, was taken off the heart transplant list, all hope for his survival was gone. Jonathan Pinkard wasn’t eligible for the procedure because he didn’t have a support system. Then, Pinkard found Lori Wood, an ICU nurse at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Georgia who was assigned to Pinkard in December 2018. She decided to open her heart and adopted him to…

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