Infant Receives Heart Transplant at Duke Hospital

TIME WARNER CABLE | Chris Williams

DURHAM -- A Johnston County family is sharing their story to encourage others to become organ donors.

Jared and Bethany Reeves' youngest daughter, Naomi, was born in late March. But doctors diagnosed her with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

"Essentially half of her heart is not working the way it should. It didn't develop properly," says Jared.

Doctors told the family Naomi needed a heart transplant. After waiting 145 days, Naomi recently received her new heart at Duke Hospital on Sunday.

"It was a very surreal. Again, we had no reason to think anything was wrong," says Bethany.

Bethany says Naomi's story highlights the need for more organ donors.

"Organ donation is a true need, and it's a rampant need the continues to grow." VIDEO, continue reading
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