FOX 29 Checks On Little Boy After Life-Saving Transplant Surgery

FOX 29 Checks In On Little Boy After Life-Saving Transplant Surgery

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SOUTH PHILADELPHIA -

He's the little boy who has captured our hearts. We're checking in on a little boy after his life-saving transplant surgery. He's making good progress and today got a special treat.

It's onward and upward for 7-year-old Weston Keeton, to see him now get out of bed not panting for breath it's a miracle.

After a 2 and a half year wait, Weston was given a life-saving surgery -- a double lung and heart transplant at CHOP just two weeks before Christmas.

Weston's mom, Julie, says her family prays for the donor family everyday she will be forever grateful for the gift that saved her son's life.

Weston has been off and on a breathing tube since the surgery. He's still on oxygen 24-7 while his body continues to adjust to the transplant...and his muscles grow stronger.

But overall, Julie says Weston has made incredible progress.

"Getting up was a huge step in recovery seeing that he wanted to walk and cycle around," Julie said. "To see him now get out of bed not panting for breath it's a miracle."

Weston certainly now has his appetite back! He was treated to one of his favorite restaurants Chickies and Pete's. The restaurant is hosting a poker tournament fundraiser for the little fighter to help his family with expenses.

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