INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A Terre Haute girl hospitalized since January with complications from a congenital heart defect has received a new heart in a transplant operation in Indianapolis.
The Tribune-Star reports 8-year-old Katelyn Newell underwent the surgery Wednesday night at Riley Hospital for Children after doctors learned that a suitable donor heart had been found.
Robin Newell says her daughter was excited to learn she'd be getting a new heart and shared the news with her classmates at Deming Elementary in Terre Haute through Facetime conversations on an iPad.
Principal Susan Mardis says many people at the school "broke down" when they heard the transplant news and prayed for Katelyn and for the donor's family.
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A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 shut down lanes Wednesday morning.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office asked that drivers use caution Wednesday morning as black ice was reported on some bridges in the county.