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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Local boy on the wait list for a heart transplant

Kern Golden Empire | Olivia LaVoice

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Every day people are added to the wait list for an organ transplant. Many die while while waiting, but many get a second chance at life.

Brayden Eidenshink has been on the wait list for a heart transplant for 595 days. Through his inspiring optimism, he lives every day like it's his last.

He is just 8 years old, but Brayden has been through a lot. He was born premature and had his first heart surgery at 12 days old when he wasn't receiving enough blood to his heart. Three years later he had to have open heart surgery during which Brayden's heart stopped beating twice. As doctors revived him, his heart received trauma and damage. Continued reading
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