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A new heart for Samantha

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Samantha Riggs, 10, recently went through heart transplant surgery at Duke University Hospital

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

DURHAM, N.C. — “Bertha” and “Bobby” no longer have to be tethered to Samantha Riggs' side, after she pulled through transplant surgery with a brand new heart at Duke University Hospital.
Riggs and family had nicknamed the ever-present and cumbersome medical monitoring equipment that were Samantha’s constant companions for months. They joked that it was high time Bertha and Bobby went off on their own.


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