A video of a Chicago man receiving news that he would finally be getting new lungs went viral and had millions of people in tears and its easy to understand why! We promise you will be left in tears after watching his reaction, but on the brighter side, this video is unequivocally the best thing you’ll see all day!
After being on the transplant list for quite some time, Kevin D’Agostino finally got informed that he was getting new lungs, and his brother Michael was able to capture the emotional reaction on video.
After they got word of the life changing development, Kevin D’Agostino’s family woke him up in the middle of the night with what is possibly the best surprise of his life.
In the viral video, you can see him shouting, “No way mom, not tonight! NO WAY!” completely shocked and overwhelmed.
Kevin’s brother, Michael, shared the video clip on social media and explained that his brother’s surgery was performed at Loyola University Medical Center and that it went well.
He appreciated the doctors at Loyola and said his family was thankful to the donor’s family. “Thank you to Dr. Ali and his team at Loyola for their hard work during the 8-hour surgery,” Michael wrote.
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Kevin D got new lungs last night! After being on the transplant list for quite some time, the perfect lungs came. Thank you to Dr. Ali and his team at Loyola for their hard work during the 8 hour surgery. We saw Kevin early this morning and he looks great! They said the surgery well went, and we are excited for his recovery. We also want to keep in mind the donor’s family, we appreciate their gift and are thinking of them during their time of mourning. #kevind #donatelife #giftofhope #transplant #lungs #fighter #signyourlicense #loyolahospital
“We also want to keep in mind the donor’s family, we appreciate their gift and are thinking of them during their time of mourning … We are so thankful and happy for Kevin and grateful to the selfless generosity of the donor family.” He added.
Kevin was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth, he then suffered an unrelated brain injury in 2016 and continued his fight with Cystic Fibrosis until he required a lung transplant.