WTNH News 8 | Jocelyn Maminta
Photo: Colby Salerno was forced to live in the cardiac ICU at Hartford Hospital while he waited for a heart transplant. He received his new heart on May 29, 2012.
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- After waiting 166 days for a lifesaving transplant, 24-year-old Colby Salerno now has a new heart.
News 8's Jocelyn Maminta first met the young man from Cheshire back in January.
A rare disease had weakened his heart and Colby was forced to live in the cardiac ICU at Hartford Hospital while he waited for a donor.
Then on Tuesday morning, a posting on the "Have a Heart for Colby" Facebook page indicated that a match had been found and Colby was headed into surgery to receive his new heart.
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