Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital pediatric cardio sciences team recently performed its 100th pediatric heart transplant and one-year-old Dejanelle Huntley was the 100th heart recipient. This is a significant milestone for Canada’s 2nd largest pediatric heart transplant program. Dejanelle hugs a heart shaped pillow while being held by her mom Shonelle Mayer-Huntley.
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