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Sunday, September 18, 2016

After heart transplant, Anchorage’s ‘Warrior Lincoln’ returns home

KTVA 11 NEWS |  Sierra Stark

It was a homecoming fit for a warrior Saturday evening as 14-month-old Lincoln Seay and his family pulled into their driveway in Rabbit Creek.

“It feels like a dream because we sat and just imagined this day for months, 465 days,” said Lincoln’s dad, Rob Seay. “It’s a dream come true. It’s a miracle that came true.”

The Seays’ lives were turned upside when Lincoln went into heart failure soon after he was born. Lincoln and his family left life as they knew it, moving from Anchorage to Seattle while they waited for an organ donor match.

Enduring several close calls in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Seattle Children’s Hospital, for months the Seays’ baby boy fought for his life, earning him the nickname “Warrior Lincoln.”

The saving grace came on a helicopter back in early 2016. A donor heart had been found, which meant Lincoln would undergo heart transplant surgery to save his life. Continue reading

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