About Johnny Damato
The son of John and Rita Damato, Johnny is a 17-year-old from Fort Lee, NJ with a passion for baseball, family and riding his bike with friends. He was born with a rare heart defect which began to manifest itself two years ago.
On June 13, 2012, Johnny received a life-saving emergency heart transplant from the doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY.
With the cost of a heart transplant often exceeding $500,000, the Damatos are challenged to cover the cost of the surgery, continual visits to the doctor and expensive anti-rejection medications which Johnny will have to take for the rest of his life.
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