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Boy Reacts to Receiving a Heart Transplant

This Ailing Boy's Response to Getting a New Heart Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

Aljs response to getting his news about the heart

Posted by Teamalj fighting heart disease on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Albert Jeffries IV (nicknamed AlJ) was born with a debilitating disorder called dilated cardiomyopathy, which led to his hospitalization in late 2014 — and since then, he and his family have prayed every day to receive news of a donor heart that would save his life. So when AlJ's family was finally alerted that the teen would receive a transplant, their reactions were understandably emotional — while his mother cried tears of joy, AlJ seemed overwhelmed by the good news.

The video of the moving moment will bring tears to your eyes. Now, mere days after his transplant, AlJ is recovering with full support of his loved ones. Watch the sweet video above, then follow along with AlJ's recovery on Facebook!

Day 101 in the hospital , Day 2 in PICU with a brand new heart : Alj had a great night overnight. During his first day...

Posted by Teamalj fighting heart disease on Friday, March 11, 2016

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