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Fox 4: 10-year-old Kansas City internet sensation in need of heart transplant

By Carey Wickersham

A Kansas City based internet sensation known for his love of spicy foods is in need of a heart transplant.

Aaron Vaughn, better known as The Kapsaicin Kid, is only 10 years old and he has tens of thousands of followers on Facebook and YouTube.

He was born with a heart defect and after three open heart surgeries his only option has become a transplant.

Aaron spends a lot of time at Children's Mercy Hospital where he takes great joy in scaring nurses with masks from horror movies. “ I told my mom I’m gonna put one on and when they come around and get my vitals they are gonna turn me over and I’m gonna be like (scary smile).”


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