E. TN Heart Transplant Recipients Recovering


Knoxville (WVLT) - Two East Tennessee children are continue to recover after receiving heart transplants.

12-year-old Jordon Hensley received Ashley Paine's heart following a fatal school bus accident in Oak Ridge in November.

She re-entered a hospital in Nashville after her father says she was diagnosed with a viral infection.

But she has since been released and is staying at a nearby motel.

Hensley will continue therapy three times a week, and twice a week for blood work.

Her father says he hopes she'll be home in two weeks.

10-year-old Mason Kelley from Roane County continues to recover from a heart transplant as well.

He is listed in good condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Mason, from Rockwood, was diagnosed with Restricted Cardiomyopathy in January.

His doctors say he could be released later this week to the Ronald McDonald House.

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