Determined Young Individual Overcomes Double Transplants

The story follows the journey of Kyndric, a four-year-old boy who was initially misdiagnosed with a bowel obstruction but later found out that he had a failing heart. His parents were devastated by the news but were relieved to be sent to one of the best pediatric heart transplant facilities in the nation. Kyndric was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, which required a heart transplant for his survival.

The parents went through a nearly four-month vigil as they waited for a suitable heart donor for Kyndric. Finally, they received the news that a heart was available, which was a bittersweet moment for them. The surgery lasted about 12 hours, but Kyndric recovered well and seemed healthy for about four years. However, during a routine check-up in August 2021, doctors discovered that his arteries were deteriorating again, and he would need another heart transplant. After three weeks, Kyndric went through another successful surgery.

Despite the challenges they have faced, Kyndric’s parents remain positive and thankful for the opportunity to keep their son alive through heart transplants. Dr. Janet Scheels, the medical director of the heart transplant program, emphasizes the importance of organ donations and the need for more hearts. She explains how families find peace in knowing that something good has come out of a tragedy. Kyndric is described as a child of few words who loves science, baseball, dinosaurs, and video games. He is doing well, and his parents consider him to be just like any other normal kid.

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