Design by guru design Christiaan Neethling Barnard (1922 – 2001).  “Success begins with a fellow’s will: It’s all in the state of the mind” (From Walter D. Wintle’s inspiring poem, often quoted by Barnard) .   Christiaan Barnard was a multi-faceted being who aroused respect and admiration as well as controversy and sometimes, profound dislike. He fulfilled many roles including those of the world’s best-known surgeon, an innovative researcher, a dedicated care-giver, an ambassador for his country, a writer, a businessman as well as a husband and a father. The one common thread, however, which ran through Barnard’s many pursuits, was a considerable drive and focus which enabled him to slake his thirst for achievement, a thirst which earned him an indelible position in the annals of medical history. The first to perform the ultimate operation, Barnard lived by the maxim: “One life is enough, if well lived.” Copyright (c) | www.heartofcapetown.co.za | All rights reserved