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Seven-year-old Blountville boy receives heart, double lung transplant in Philadelphia

December 13th, 2013 10:31 pm by SUE GUINN LEGG, NET News Service

Seven-year-old Blountville boy receives heart, double lung transplant in Philadelphia

Weston Keeton told Santa he "wanted a new heart and lungs and he wanted to grow up and be big." Contributed photo.

Seven-year-old Weston Keeton of Blountville successfully underwent his long awaited heart and double lung transplant Thursday at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

When he came out of surgery early Thursday afternoon, Weston’s mother, Julie Keeton, immediately announced the good news on the family’s “Praying for Weston” Facebook page: Weston’s three-surgeon transplant team was  “over the moon” about how well the procedure had gone.

Thirty hours later, Julie Keeton reported in a phone interview from Weston’s room in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit that he was continuing to do well.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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