Sudhir Choudhrie was born in 1949 in India. His father died early on, and his mother did her best to raise him. Although she could not attend all of his activities due to illness, she always encouraged him to succeed. When he was a young boy, he had a serious heart problem that required open-heart surgery. Throughout his life, Choudhrie suffered from various heart problems. However, he refused to let them stop him from pursuing his dreams. While working for his grandfather, in reality, he started his own business. He quickly grew it into a successful enterprise. A compatible donor heart was finally matched. When Sudhir Choudhrie was given a chance to receive a transplant, he had already survived for nearly three months. He lost about 50% of his blood volume during those three months, yet he didn’t show any signs of illness or physical weakness because he received an organ within 36 hours of losing blood. It was the generosity of a stranger that saved his life and more
Sudhir Choudhrie made two commitments to himself following his successful heart transplant operation. He promised always to be upbeat, and he also vowed to help others who need organ transplants. To carry out both of these promises, Choudhrie founded the Choudhrie Organ Transplant Foundation, encouraging more people to become donors.
Choudhrie’s book is about his journey through transplant surgery and recovery. The central theme of his book is that a transplant isn’t the end of your life. It begins your life, and you shouldn’t think of dying just because you’ve received a new organ. You will face challenges and setbacks along the way, but that doesn’t mean you’ll give up. Instead, it would help if you focused on the positive aspects of getting a second chance at life. Many cardiac transplant patients have told him that it’s not about what happened before but what happens afterward. That’s why he believes adopting a healthy lifestyle after receiving a heart transplant is essential. A healthy diet helps extend the life of your donated heart and reduces the chances of needing another transplant in the future.