Dallas Sisters in Need of New Hearts Get One - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/20/09

Dallas Sisters in Need of New Hearts Get One

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Imagine how tough it would be to have your child need a new heart and then multiply that by two.  A Dallas family has been waiting for a year for heart transplants for both of their little girls.  The two sisters have the same condition, cardiomyopothy, which, in simple terms, means their hearts don't work right.  On Tuesday, half of their prayers were answered, one of the girls received a new heart.

After the transplant, the girls' mother Natalie Van Noy, said, "When she opened her eyes and she noticed me, she was in there, and that was such a relief, that it was still her, and I know that's strange to say, but she's still there."

Seven-year-old Emily is at Children's Hospital in Dallas and her doctors say that the new heart is doing fine. Now the focus is on her 9-year-old sister, Shayde who is still on the list for a new heart.

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