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Chillicothe’s ‘Wonderful Wally’ is discharged from hospital 47 days after heart transplant

After 100 days of living in hospitals, Chillicothe’s #WonderfulWally is finally discharged.

16-month-old Wally Bastian was born with Barth Syndrome and needed a heart transplant to live. After 41 days on the waiting list, Wally had a successful surgery in late February. However, his recovery was not easy. His mom, Kelsey, shared to his Facebook followers his on-going fight against infections.

It’s now been 47 days since his transplant and Kelsey says because he is maintaining weight, he’s discharged to live with mom and dad at the Ronald McDonald House.

If he continues to be a strong fighter, Wally could come back to the heart of Illinois in four to six weeks.

Molly Jirasek

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