Kingston Heart Transplant Recipient Doing Well

(WVLT) -- An East Tennessee girl is continuing her recovery after she received a heart transplant.

Jordon Hensley, 12, of Kingston received the heart of 12 year-old Ashley Paine, who died after being hit by a school bus in Oak Ridge earlier this month.

The operation was on November 12th at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Just before Thanksgiving, Jordon moved to some living quarters near the hospital, so she could be close enough to continue her recovery.

Her mother, Jessica Hensley, told Volunteer TV that Jordon is doing well.

She says Jordon is having weekly therapy and is continuing to gain weight, which is a great sign.

Jordon was born with something called "congenitally corrected transposition, which means her heart was basically backwards.

During a doctor's appointment in October, a doctor discovered that her heart function had decreased significantly and later found she needed a transplant to live.


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