My name is... Eamon Lujan

Sixth-grader, heart transplant recipient

Posted 12/12/16

About me

I am a sixth-grader at Euclid Middle School. I was born with an underdeveloped heart and had a heart transplant when I was three months old, on Jan. 30, 2005. I like video games and I like school a lot, because it gives me something …

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My name is... Eamon Lujan

Sixth-grader, heart transplant recipient

Posted

About me

I am a sixth-grader at Euclid Middle School. I was born with an underdeveloped heart and had a heart transplant when I was three months old, on Jan. 30, 2005. I like video games and I like school a lot, because it gives me something interesting to do and keeps me busy.

How to talk to giraffes — and other things

I definitely like games from Bethesda Game Studios. They produce a lot of open-world games that have a lot of exploration and different paths you can take. I watch a lot of YouTube videos. I watch lots of different random things. If I stumble upon a tutorial of how to talk to giraffes, I’d watch it.

A different perspective

I think my situation gives me a more meaningful take on life. I’m really aware of things happening around me and what I should be doing with my life. I want to be a pediatric transplant coordinator when I grow up.

Advocacy for kids

I was a 2015 Children’s Hospital ambassador. I’m also a Roundup River Ranch advocate. It’s a camp started by Paul Newman for kids with medical issues. It’s in Vail and you go up into the mountains for a week. I’m also passionate about helping kids with special needs. My little sister, Faith, has special needs. I also talk to middle school and high school kids about organ donation. I want to let them know about it, and they can let their parents know if they want to donate organs if they die.

Christmas

I want a 3D printer, because they’re relatively cheap now. I want to use it to make things to make my sister’s life easier. I also asked for video games. And I want pajamas, because I really like pajamas.

Eamon Lujan, Littleton, Colorado, Kyle Harding

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