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Monday, January 4, 2016

Teenager gets incredible gift: A life-saving heart transplant

KDVR | Deborah Takehara

DENVER -- There are currently more than 120,000 people waiting for an organ donation. And according to organdonor.gov, 22 people will die each day waiting for an organ.

But for a local teenager, the wait is over. Courtney Doell got a new heart last week, thanks to an organ donor. Her mother, Shilo, said, “It’s just an answer to our prayers. I literally want to bust at the seams. I am so happy. It’s really priceless, a priceless gift.”

Courtney Doell was just 18 months old when she was first diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.

Her father, Sheldon, said, “For whatever reason, it went right to her heart muscle. And weakened her heart muscle and we really almost lost her then 18 months old, was a miracle, by the grace of god she lived. She recovered rapidly, had normal childhood". VIDEO, continue reading.


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