Terry Yau is a kind and thoughtful man. Despite being friendly and soft-spoken, many people avoid him if they can, and in some cases fear him. Yau is a heart surgeon, and his days often involve him giving an explanation to a patient: informing them that there is nothing else doctors can do. 99 percent of potential transplant recipients don’t receive an organ due to the lack of donors. Complications eliminate other patients from surgery consideration.
“It’s a miserable life,” Dr. Yau said. “Instead of living, they’re just waiting to die. That’s the thing that I hate the most.”
So Dr. Yau is finding new ways to help.
He is working on creating