Susan Whitman-Helfgot

Susan Whitman-Helfgot is the widow of Joseph Helfgot, a Hollywood movie marketer who died from complications during a heart transplant operation in April of 2009. She was cast into the national spotlight when a Boston Globe reporter uncovered that her husband had been the donor in a historic transplant operation. It was her decision to make this historic donation, which led her to author The Match: Complete Strangers, a Miracle Face Transplant, Two Lives Transformed, the true story of her dramatic decision and the daring surgery that changed medical history—and lives—forever. [+]