Beating the odds

Organ transplant recipient helps others who wait for the gift of life

HEART TO HEART—Westlake Village resident Richard Channon, left, with Marty Bender from Woodland Hills. Both are heart transplant recipients. Bender currently helps other recipients at Cedars-Sinai.
Shortly after receiving his new heart four years ago, Marty Bender of Woodland Hills became a role model and mentor for other patients who are on the waiting list for a heart transplant.
Due to a family history of heart problems, Marty Bender of Woodland Hills had been closely monitored by a car...

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