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.
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
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
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
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