Middle school student awaits heart transplant

Parents of Seymour girls basketball players want students to sport pink T-shirts and pack the high school gym on Saturday.

It's all aimed at showing support for Emily Hume, a Seymour seventh-grader who has been at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis since July.

Emily, who is the sister of 15-year-old basketball player Lindsey Hume, suffers from a form of cardiomyopathy after a virus attacked her heart last year.

She is attached to a Berlin heart she's nicknamed "Bernie." It's a heart pump that attaches to the outside of her stomach. She recently learned she's been listed on the United Network for Organ Sharing to receive a heart transplant.

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