Transplant patient makes it home for birthday


Tribune photo by Whitney Riggs/ Emily Hume poses with her mom, Linda Hume, in celebration of Emily's thirteenth birthday on Thursday. Emily recently returned to Seymour from Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis after having a heart transplant.

Emily Hume has a lot to celebrate.

The Seymour Middle School seventh-grader fought an unknown virus that attacked her heart last year, underwent a heart transplant in March after a failed attempt almost a month before and is now getting back into her old routines at home after leaving the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis a few weeks ago.

All of this just in time to celebrate her 13th birthday Wednesday.


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