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Dakota enjoys a fun moment with Lindley, a CVICU nurse
Dakota enjoys a fun moment with Lindley, a CVICU nurse

"Dakota's Story: A New Heart" Videos

Nothing holds Dakota back - not even congenital heart disease.  Learn about this spirited ACH patient's journey and even meet a few of her favorite stuffed animals! Follow the links below to see Dakota's experience.

Episode 1:
Meet Dakota!  Dr. Thomas Best introduces us to the spunky, but very sick 8-year-old who keeps her medical team in stitches as she waits for a heart transplant. Watch episode one.

Episode 2: Dakota and her mother Melanie turned their stay on the ACH Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit into an adventure complete with lemonade stands and a toga party. Learn how the family later found out their little girl would receive a new heart.  Watch episode two.

Episode 3: The heart beats! Dakota received her life-saving organ transplant in August and was soon the picture of good health, after seven months at ACH. Watch episode three.

Episode 4: Dakota and her family look forward to life with her new heart, which she's even nicknamed. Everyone at ACH is excited to have been a part of the Dakota Experience! Watch the final episode.
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