By Matt Wotus
Amari Hall, a 15-year-old from Capitol Heights, Maryland, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart defect, and had three corrective surgeries by his second birthday. Despite experiencing 13 years of stability following the third corrective surgery, his heart began to fail at the end of last year, and he required a transplant to save his life.
After spending three months at the University of Maryland Medical Center waiting for a heart to come along, Hall underwent the transplant surgery in March. Despite the extensive nature of heart transplants, a video posted on Facebook by Hall’s aunt, Charawan Hunter, shows the teen dancing in his hospital bed just six days after the procedure.
Not letting the tubes and cords get in his way, Hall was joined by nurses for the dance party.
Hunter told CNN that Hall was back to his “cheery self” within a week of having the surgery. She also said doctors are hopeful he can go back to school in the fall.