Oklahoma Boy Waiting For Second Heart Transplant

NEWS 9 | Karl Torp
Jhett Skaggs, 10, needed a heart transplant at 10 months old.
HOUSTON - An Oklahoma family from Lexington hopes to return to the Sooner state after their son receives his second heart transplant.

Jhett Skaggs, 10, needed a heart transplant at 10 months old.

“He developed transplant coronary artery disease when he was five,” said Jhett’s mom Audra Skaggs.

For the past five years, the Skaggs have lived in Houston.

“He can't leave the area, he has to be within one hour of Texas Children's,” said Audra who is still an elementary school teacher in Lexington, Oklahoma.

During the school years, she visits Houston once a month. The family of four will be together in Houston until this fall, when school starts back up again for mom.

“I want to come back to Oklahoma a lot, but I can’t,” said Jhett.

Now the entire country is hearing Jhett's story thanks to the Professional Golf Association tour. Continue reading


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