Three Brothers and the Gift of Life


Left to right: Brothers Jim, Ron, and Chuck Westgate received the gift of life through heart transplants at Stanford Hospital.

I still remember that first breath. My breathing before the transplant was so shallow; I was too weak. But that first breath, it was the first time in months that I got a lung full of air.

-Ron Westgate, patient, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

The Westgate brothers at a golf tournament in Palm Springs.

You need that at times; you need a kick in the pants. All of us have a great appreciation for her and everyone at Stanford Hospital, we give them an A+, that's for sure.

-Chuck Westgate, patient, Stanford Hospital & Clinics