Girl with new heart given a second chance

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Posted: August 9, 2014

The Winchester Star

Taylor White, 15, holds up a heart necklace given to her by her grandmother, Sandy Tomlesky. White had a heart transplant operation when she was 10, and she, her family and friends will be celebrating her fifth anniversary of life next week with a balloon release at Clearbrook Park. The event is to also help promote organ donations and to honor the heart donor and their family.
Taylor White (second from left), 15, her family and friends are celebrating her fifth anniversary of life after having a heart transplant when she was 10 years old. Pictured at Clearbrook Park with Taylor are her mother, Sabrina Welsh (from left), Taylor White, Taylor’s sisters Brittney Gano, 13, and Mckenna Welsh, 8.

CLEAR BROOK — After 10-year-old Taylor White collapsed at school, the doctors’ prognosis was bleak.

“When the tests were done, they gave her six months to live,” said Sabrina Welsh, her…



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