Haughton baby gets heart after 4 months on transplant list

ARKLATEX | Christian Henson

Houston, Tx. - Kelly and Jason Kennedy live in Haughton, or at least they did until their daughter Tenley took up residence at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston waiting for a heart transplant.

After 120 days on the transplant list Tenley's mother, Kelly, got the call at 3:10 am Wednesday May 10, 2017 that the transplant team had a heart for Tenley and would perform surgery the same day.

Friends and family, including other families with children in need of a transplant, gathered around Tenley as the transplant team took her back to surgery.

Tenley's new heart began beating at 4:01 pm.

Kelly Kennedy said that was the moment she had been waiting for since Tenley's diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome when she was still in the womb..
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