Lindsey heart transplant complete; 9-year-old in recovery

The long wait for 9-year-old Haines resident Lindsey Bingham is over: Surgeons at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., successfully completed a heart transplant this morning.

As of 9:30 a.m., Lindsey remained on a ventilator, but the new heart was beating and moving blood through her system, physicians said. Lindsey is expected to remain in intensive care for three days to a week.

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