Samantha Riggs, 10, recently went through heart transplant surgery at Duke University Hospital
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm
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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