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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – There have been cheers and some tears Thursday as workers at Joe DiMaggio Youngsters’s Hospital stated goodbye to 3-year-old Waylen Blount.
He’s going dwelling after 259 days. Recognized with a situation referred to as restrictive cardiomyopathy, docs say Waylen wanted a coronary heart transplant. 5 months after arriving on the hospital, he obtained one.
“That is the explanation that I do what I do,” stated pediatric heart specialist Dr. Laura D’Addese. “We get to know these households so intimately. He’s been right here for eight months.”
Waylen’s mom Tequila Striggles is so grateful to everybody who took care of her child and so glad she will get to take him dwelling.
“Phrases cannot describe,” she stated. “I’m so joyful. It’s bittersweet however I’m so joyful it’s lastly gotten to this time.”
Waylen has a lifetime of check-ups and follow-up care in his future, but in addition a future filled with potentialities.
“Life. He will get to reside his life now,” Striggles stated. “He’s by no means had a childhood earlier than. He by no means performed. He by no means talked to others. He’s a complete completely different child now.”
Medical doctors right here hoping Waylen’s story conjures up others to speak about organ donation with their family members. They are saying it’s solely by way of that beneficiant choice that kids like Waylen get this unimaginable second likelihood.
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