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Monday, June 6, 2016

Teen turns heart transplant experience into service project

Wayne Swisher, scout master for Troop 13, with Jarod Davis during his Eagle Scout ceremony at Bethel Presbyterian Church outside of Greenville on Sunday, June 5, 2016.(Photo: Laura Peters/The News Leader)
NEWS LEADER | Laura Peters

GREENVILLE - Stephanie Davis didn't expect her son, Jarod, to live to see his first birthday. Now he's seen 18 of them.

Prior to birth, Jarod Davis was diagnosed with a heart defect and once he was born he was left with three options: have multiple surgeries, be taken home to live out his limited life or have a transplant. Stephanie Davis said the transplant was the last option at such a young age, so the family opted for the surgeries.

The Greenville teen did great for several years and kept up with multiple surgeries. At age 13 his heart started to fail.

Jarod was put on the transplant list in 2014 and received a new heart on Jan. 24, 2015. Since then, it's like he's been transformed, his mother said.

"He's thrived," Stephanie said. "He's gone to prom, he's gone to concerts ... " Continue reading
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