A Heart Transplant Is A Twin Cities Teen’s Last Hope

Photo: Ashlyn Army, Facebook

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A local teenager is in the fight of her life.

Fifteen-year-old Ashlyn has congenital heart disease. She’s already had five open heart surgeries, and now a heart transplant is her last hope.

But while she might have a wounded heart, it’s full of love and, even after everything she’s been through, Ashlyn remains good spirits.

“I just go through everything and everyone helps I guess,” she said Tuesday.

Ashlyn loves to paint and cook, with the Food Network in the background.

“I like to cook savory things instead of baking,” she said. “There’s too much work in baking. You have to do everything, you have to measure and be precise and I just like throwing everything in there.”

It’s been a long road for the teenager.

She’s spent months in the hospital, with a 24-hour IV for heart meds. Continue reading


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