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Greenville boy welcomed home after getting new heart

Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 8:51 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2020 at 8:54 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Greenville Fire Department set up and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office rolled in awaiting the arrival of 12-year-old Jordan Twyman to his home in Greenville.

Back in July, there was a similar celebration after Jordan returned home from Duke University Hospital after spending 57 days in the hospital after surgery.

He was told to wait at home until he got the call that a new heart was ready for him.

Jordan was born with Congenital Heart Disease and needed a new heart, but all of this and being in the middle of a pandemic was tough on the family.

Jordan was welcomed home Friday by local heroes, family and friends.

Jordan’s mom said that he is recovering well and excited to start doing things that other kids can do.

She said Jordan’s favorite sport is soccer and he plans on playing once he fully recovers.

You can still follow Jordan’s journey on Facebook at the link below:

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Jordan Twyman is out of surgery, according to his mother!

Crystal Campbell said Jordan came out of his open heart surgery Sunday evening and is recovering at Duke University Hospital.

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Some good news for you, a 12-year-old from Eastern Carolina is headed back to Duke University Hospital to receive a new heart.

Jordan Twyman was born with Congenital Heart Disease and has had multiple surgeries throughout his life.

You may remember back in July when we met Jordan at a coming home celebration after he spent 57 days in the hospital.

Jordan made it home and was told by doctors to wait until they got the call that a new heart was ready for him.

Jordan’s mother, Crystal Campbell informed WITN that they received the call Saturday night around 11 o’clock, to come back to Duke University Hospital for Jordan to get his new heart.

Campbell said Jordan went into the 12 hour surgery this morning around 11:30 am.

To find out more about Jordan’s journey, he has a page on Facebook that you can follow called, Be Positive Heart For Jordan.

The link is below:

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A 12-year-old in Greenville was finally able to come home Thursday after spending 57 days at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.

Jordan Twyman was born with Congenital Heart Disease and has had multiple surgeries throughout his life.

His family calls him a “heart warrior.”

Close family, the Greenville Police Department and Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, took time out of their day Thursday to welcome this “heart warrior” home.

12 year old heart warrior returns home
12 year old heart warrior returns home(Amber Lake)

Jordan's mom says she's just glad to have her baby home.

She drove back and forth every single day from Greenville to Duke University Hospital to be with her son and support him during his stay in the hospital.

The family has a Go Fund Me page set up for Jordan, to help them with Jordan’s medical bills.

Jordan’s mom says anything helps, and she even offers advice for those who are also going through a similar situation.

Jordan is on the heart transplant list and until he gets that call he will stay in his home in Greenville with his family.

The family has also created a couple hashtags to allow people to follow Jordan's Journey.

#BePositiveHeartForJordan

#BePositiveJordan❤️

#ironman

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