Massachusetts

Five-Year-Old Heart Transplant Recipient Finds Out He's Going Home From Hospital

For the past 189 days, 5-year-old Ari Schultz from Stow, Massachusetts, has lived at Boston Children's Hospital, where he had 10 operations, including a heart transplant, and where he almost died when he went into cardiac arrest on March 22, reports Today.com.

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Last week his parents told Ari he would finally be able to go home — or, for now, to a rental home in Sudbury, Massachusetts, closer to the hospital where he will continue treatment. He was thrilled.

"Do you want to go home on Friday?" his dad asks him in a video that captured the moment. "Yeah!" Ari replies with hesitant enthusiasm, almost as if he can't believe his good fortune. "TWO DAYS!"

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