Mighty Parade Celebrates Young Girl’S Life After Life-Saving Heart Transplant

Leland, NC – After a long and challenging journey, 18-month-old Dahlia Morris is finally recovering well following a heart transplant. Dahlia was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, just over two months after she was born. She spent eight months in the hospital waiting for a suitable heart donor and was kept alive by a Berlin heart, a mechanical device that helped pump her heart. Eventually, she spent seven months at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, waiting for a heart to become available. Dahlia’s immune system remains compromised, creating limitations on who she can come into contact with.

Recently, a drive-by parade was organized by Dahlia’s grandmother’s friend, Dania Josey, to celebrate Dahlia’s recovery and offer support to the family. Members of Warner Temple Church, Leland Police and Fire Rescue, and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office participated in the parade. Dahlia’s grandmother, Angelina Bernard, expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support shown for her grandchild. Dahlia’s remarkable progress and the parade served as an inspiration for all involved, reminding them of the importance of staying strong and positive, regardless of the challenges they face. Dahlia and her family will soon return to Arkansas, where she will continue her recovery.


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