Youth’s donated heart helps childhood friend live


PASADENA, Maryland- Skylar Marion and Kyle Wilerson, both 15 years old, used to ride their bikes together when they were younger. In April, Skylar was hit by an SUV that ended up taking his life. During this time, Kyle was hospitalized for heart failure due to a rare genetic condition, and was on a waiting list for a transplant. The Marion’s donated their son’s body and it turns out that Skylar’s childhood friend and fellow ninth-grader was the recipient of his heart, giving Kyle a chance at life. The connection wasn’t made until after the surgery. Kyle’s transplant went well and he is now in rehab, hoping to return to school soon.


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