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A New Heart For Christmas: Rori In Recovery After Transplant

Posted at 5:23 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 17:23:21-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Kentucky child has received a new heart for Christmas.

The Facebook page dedicated to finding a heart for the 16-month-old announced that little Rori is in recovery.

Her mother, Jennifer Shane, of Louisville, said that she would cross an ocean to find a heart for Rori.  Rori was on the heart transplant list for over 150 days.

Shane took to social media to find a heart for her daughter, and it worked.

On December 14, the Hope for Rori Facebook page posted that Rori’s surgery went “as smoothly as it possibly could” and the little girl is now in recovery with her new heart.

Heart is in & beating! Shes off bypass and in recovery!! The surgeon said it went as smoothly as it possibly could. – 🖤Kayte

Posted by Hope for Rori on Friday, December 14, 2018