Heart Health

Updated 02 May 2017

5-year-old boy learns he's getting a new heart

After 6 years of struggling with heart disease, and after 211 days of waiting, Ari Schultz's hopes are about to become a reality.

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It’s always difficult to for parents to watch a child suffer, especially when there’s little you can do.

Some children suffer from deadly diseases and are on organ transplant lists. It’s frustrating, but when an organ becomes available things change in an instant.

Here’s one boy’s story that was shared on social media around the world.

After six years of struggle with heart disease, and after 211 days of waiting, Ari Schultz from Boston in the USA saw his dream come true. Finally the call came, and the cameras were there to capture the toddler’s excitement: