This 14-Year-Old Girl's Reaction To Finding Out She Is Getting A New Heart Will Make You Emotional, Too

The news everyone on an organ donation list wants to hear.

Organ donations are extremely important. They give the gift of life to someone else. For those on the long waiting lists, receiving the call that they have a second chance is an incredible moment.

Macey Wright understands this. The 14-year-old was born with a congenital heart defect, causing her to have numerous open-heart surgeries. Recently, Wright's left ventricle began to weaken and there weren't any surgeries or medications to correct it.

Wright was moved up on the organ donation waiting list ... and waited. 


On August 29, Wright's family got the call about a potential new heart.

Wright's mom, Patrice Wright, captured the tender moment when she informs her daughter of the good news that a transplant could be ready. She posted the video on the Macey's New Heart Facebook page, and it will leave you in tears. 

The teen breaks down in tears of joys after hearing that a transplant could be ready. Seeing her hear the good news is enough to make everyone else emotional, too. The moment is a combination of joy, shock, and relief. 

Since the video was posted on August 29, it has received more than 285,000 views. Patrice Wright told ABC News why she posted the video:

"I wanted everybody else to see how amazing that call was for our friends and family."

The good news is that surgery was successful and the teenager is doing well. The Macey's New Heart Facebook page shared an update on September 1 of Wright listening to her new heart.

Organ donations are truly life-changing things, but it can be difficult to get one. According to Donate Life, a new name is added to the organ donation waiting list every 10 minutes. Furthermore, approximately 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.

Wright's video captures what it is like to be a person on that list. It also shows how incredible that moment is for someone to finally get the call when they have been waiting for a new organ.


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