Three-year-old heart transplant recipient collecting toys for celebratory milestone

WBKO | Catharine Gardner

GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) -- A young Glasgow heart transplant recipient is giving back to the hospital that gave him his heart.

Back in 2016, then two-year-old Walker Ballard received his heart transplant in after battling a congenital heart defect at the Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Walker and his mother are collecting toys for the same hospital up until the last week week of May as a way to celebrate his one-year transplant anniversary. Walker and his mother Tabitha hope Walker's story moves people to become organ donors. Continue reading


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