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12-year-old boy from Catasauqua gets heart

CATASAUQUA, Pa. – Twelve-year-old Dillan McGaughran has always had a heart for sports.

“I played baseball for about 4 years,” he begins.

Baseball, football, he likes all of them, but when he was just 5, his mom Denise noticed something.

“He just seemed to be a little slower,” Denise says, “Super smart, but physically, one step behind.”

The doctors did some tests, and discovered Dillan had a genetic heart condition. They managed it for a while, but earlier this year, doctors said he needed a heart transplant.

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