Family thankful for daughter’s new heart

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A family is thankful this holiday after their daughter received a heart transplant. Now, doctors say she may get home in time for Christmas.

Keniya Noys was diagnosed at age three with dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged and weakened heart. For six years, she lead a normal life, but over the summer her heart failure worsened landing her in Lurie Children's Hospital in July.

Keniya started to grow weaker as the months went by. Then a surprise, just days after her 10th birthday.

"The call comes in for the heart and she told me, she said, this is what I wished for on my birthday … and she got it. She got it," her mother, Kenya Wright said.

Doctors say Keniya's new heart went in without difficulty and she's making good progress. They say she may even be home for Christmas.

"This Christmas, more than any other Christmas, you really understand the meaning of family, having your family all together healthy and just celebrating life," Wright said.

For more information:
https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/specialties-services/heart-center/services/Pages/cardiac-critical-care.aspx

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