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KMBC 9: 10-year-old boy gets heart transplant at Children's Mercy

By Alan Shope 

A 10-year-old boy has a new lease on life after receiving a new heart.

"He had a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy," said Ingrid Malsam.

At just 4 months old, Garrett Malsam's family knew that at some point he was probably going to have to have a heart transplant.

In September, doctors told the family that Garrett needed a new heart.

On Thanksgiving Day, Garrett received a new heart, making him the 31st child to get a heart transplant at Children's Mercy.


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Learn more about the Heart Transplant Program at Children's Mercy