Former WSB-Television News Director Ray Moore and I joined Dan Casey Sunday to celebrate Dan’s 66th birthday. Dan is a 14-year survivor of a heart transplant. It was almost 2-years ago that Dan retired. He was a photo-journalist with
Dan messaged me that he was having the party for family and friends because this might be the last time he’d have a chance to be with everyone. The average life of a heart-transplant patient is 15 years.
But Dan and his wife, Meg, are optimistic that Dan will go on for many more years. Whatever comes, Dan says he’s at peace and ready to go when God calls him. It’s that kind of faith I observed in Dan during the years we worked side by side…sometimes covering as many as 6 stories a day.
Dan’s mother, Mary, is 83…giving Dan reason to believe he can outlive the average heart-transplant patient.