Gold 2020 / Science / Medicine

Hugo, A Heart´s Story

  • Prizes
    Gold in Science/Medicine, 1st place winner in Science
  • Photographer
    Angel Navarrete

This is the story of a heart transplant. Hugo was 10MO when he was diagnosed with a heart disease in the Canary Islands. Doctors communicate his parents, Alex and Deiva, that Hugo´s only chance of survival was to be transferred to La Paz Hospital, in Madrid, and wait for a possible heart transplant.Six months later there was a heart. The 12 people involved in the surgery worked with a only purpose: Save Hugo´s life. Five hours later the surgery was a success.Two months later they moved back to their home in the Canary Islands, where Hugo can lead a regular life and play at the beach.