There's No Such Thing
"There’s No Such Thing" is a podcast created by the founder of This Side Up, Maddy Wang. She and a new guest each week discuss an issue that Generation Z must face. I’ve sincerely listened to every episode and every time I’m intrigued. One gets to see how the younger generation perceives the inevitable hardships that the world faces. I love it because I get to hear my peers take on everything, learn about new topics I hadn’t heard of, and realize that there are others like me that experience those same difficulties as well.
episode 4. organ donation
In, "There's No Such Thing," episode "Organ Donation," Maddy brings in two new guests, Justin Wang and Megan Mehta. Justin, a heart transplant recipient, was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with Löffler (Loeffler) syndrome which caused his immune system to attack his heart. He had to under go a heart procedure, but years later, at 15 years old, he had heart failure again. At first he applied to be on the transplant list, but was denied. Later he applied again and was put on the list as Status 2. Two weeks later he got the call he had heart waiting for him and on April 27, 2018 Justin had his transplant. Since then he has written his own cook book, Justin's Hearty Recipes, and was featured in a Buzzfeed video where they make Heart-Healthy Chow Mein. Megan Mehta, also a heart transplant recipient, needed her heart transplant because when she was 8 years old she was diagnosed with an advanced stage of dilated cardiomyopathy. In 2016 she got her heart transplant and was 12 years old at the time. She has gone onto been a speaker at the National Youth Leadership: Medicine at Berkeley in both 2018 and 2019 and has spoken to over 2,000 students. Both of these amazing strong individuals continue to spread the word about organ donation.
In the episode they continue to talk about their experience dealing with the before and afters of their transplant and as well as what organ donation means to them. They show their point of view on how they think organ donation is viewed through other cultures and share their thoughts on using artificial organs. They have endured so much at such a young age, but have also made a positive out of it and been so successful. Listening to their experiences and opinions have been eye opening to myself and I'm sure others.
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