A successful heart transplant performed by doctors at UW-Health in Madison has given 11-year-old Sezar from Rockford a new lease on life. This operation was a significant milestone for UW-Health’s Pediatric Heart Transplant Program. Sezar was diagnosed with heart failure in July and was swiftly admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit in Madison where he underwent surgery. Dr. Sonya Kirmani of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program expressed the team’s gratification in conducting this groundbreaking operation, stating, “It’s quite a memorable moment, really.” Sezar returned home in September and is currently recovering while attending online classes. As a passionate soccer fan, he is eagerly looking forward to playing his favorite sport again, especially as his birthday approaches on Christmas Day.