|Audrey Johnson (right) sifts through materials for a playhouse with other members of Lake Stevens Girl Scout Troop 44017 before building the structure for 4-year-old Hannah Mae Campbell at her family's home in Everett on Saturday.|
EVERETT — Three years ago, Hannah Mae Campbell's birthday was marked by celebration.
It's because she was still alive.
Instead of presents, her parents held a “birthday bash-blood drive” at their church, to provide life-saving gifts to others.
Little Hannah had received just such a gift. She was born with a very rare and often fatal condition called diffuse rhabdomyomatosis, a benign tumor in the walls of her heart that caused the organ to grow at an accelerated rate.
She got a heart transplant at age four months.
Hannah turned 4 last week. She's turned out to be quite a normal little girl, with deep blue eyes, an ear-to-ear grin and a bottomless font of energy. Continue reading
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