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Baby born in Oregon needs rare infant heart transplant

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Lincoln Seay’s best shot at survival is a heart transplant within the next month.

But at six months old, the pool of potential donors with a heart that matches his body size is very small.

His parents, both originally from Oregon, are sharing their son’s story to raise awareness about infant organ donation.

One day, another parent facing a terrible situation – the death of a child – may be able to help their son or another child by choosing to donate organs.

“I never thought of whether or not any of my children would be organ donors in the event of something traumatic happening,” said Mindy Seay, who is originally from Grants Pass. “It’s just something people need to think about.

Lincoln was born with his heart on the right side of his body, instead of his left side, a disorder known as heterotaxy syndrome, according to his parents. He also has complex congenital heart disease

The Seays live in Anchorage, but Lincoln was born at Randall Children’s Hospital because of his heart condition and is now in the intensive care unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the family said.

“It’s just been a struggle for him to just get to a level of breathing properly, but he keeps fighting,” said Rob Seay, who is originally from Portland. “He keeps really doing really good as far as we’re concerned because he’s still here.”

The Seays remain hopeful Lincoln will receive a heart transplant soon.

Mindy Seay writes a blog to update friends and family on Lincoln's condition.

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