Washington baby in need of heart transplant

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 8:41 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) -A family from Washington needs your help as they await a heart transplant for their newborn.

Ma’Lanie Blount was born with several heart defects.

The six-month-old baby has been in and out of Duke University Hospital since the end of May with doctors working to figure out how to best give this girl a chance at a full and promising life.

Earlier this week, it was determined that she would need a transplant.

Her mom Brianna Jones and grandmother Jessica Holland say it could be anywhere from three months to a year until they get a heart that works for this little girl.

Holland says overall, “We’re trading a bad heart for a whole other set of issues, but it’s a set of issues she could live with and without a heart, she’s not going to make it.”

If you would like to help there is a GoFundMe to help with expenses.

You can also follow the family’s journey on Facebook.

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