Courier Post: CHOP Patient Awaiting Heart-Lung Transplant

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Courier Post RileyCourier-Post Shares the Story of a Child Awaiting a Heart-Lung Transplant

December 8, 2011 — Reporter Christina Mitchell of the Courier-Post came to the Transplant Center at CHOP in December 2011 to meet Riley O'Brien. This 3 ½-year-old boy is courageously battling the effects of heterotaxy syndrome and complex congenital heart disease.

He is one of two children at CHOP who are waiting for a rare heart-lung transplant from a living donor. And it's been two years that Riley and his family have been hoping an appropriate donor would be found. 

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