All he wanted for his birthday was a new heart. His wish came true

THE MIAMI HERALD | Carli Teproff

After Estefano Reano blew out the 14 candles on his birthday pepperoni pizza, he closed his eyes and made a wish.

The teen, who doesn’t like cake, didn’t ask for fancy electronics or to go somewhere with his friends. Instead he asked for something he prayed for every night: a new heart.

“That’s all I’ve wanted for a long time,” said the Weston teenager, who was born with a congenital heart condition and has been on a transplant list for two years.

That night, on Nov. 10, he said, “someone was listening.”

“I couldn’t believe,” he said.

Only 30 minutes after he made his wish, as he played his new video game, his mother and stepfather came in to deliver the news. Continue reading

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