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Samantha Riggs Gets A Heart After 131 Days Of Waiting

8:49 PM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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Samantha Riggs waits for a heart at Duke Children's Hospital.

Durham, NC --  All 10-year-old Samantha Riggs wanted was a new heart. Now, she has one.

On December 7th, Samantha's heart suddenly became so enlarged and started beating so fast, she almost died. Doctors hooked her up to a "Berlin Heart," which is essentially a mechanical heart, to keep her alive.

Read: 10-Year-Old Girl Needs A Heart Transplant

On Tuesday, after 131 days of waiting, Samantha got a new heart. She is now recovering from the surgery at Duke Children's Hospital.

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