Second chance for Jakeina: An active teen gets a 2nd heart transplant plus a new kidney

Second chance for Jakeina: An active teen gets a 2nd heart transplant plus a new kidney
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Members of the UNC Women's Volleyball Team visit Jakeina Sutton in her room at UNC Hospitals. Photo by Tom Hughes.

UNC heart surgeon  Andy Kiser, M.D., reflects on the remarkable story of one of his patients, Jakeina Sutton of Rose Hill, N.C., a 16-year-old who recently received a heart and kidney transplant. For Jakeina, this was her second heart transplant. Michael R. Mill, M.D., director of congenital cardiac surgery at UNC, performed her first heart transplant when Jakeina was only four months old. Read her story here.