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Charlotte Rushton photo
Thirty-seven year old Philip Cordova's scar is not as big as he expected. Four and a half years after his double-lung transplant operation, he says, "Heck, it's so small. I thought I was going to have this great big zipper scar." Cordova is clearly grateful to his donor's family for giving him new lungs. "When you think about it, it's kinda like sending a guy to the moon - it's really amazing. Some people don't think about it like that, but when you come as close as I have to not being here anymore, you tend to look at things a little bit different."