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Pacific Northwest boy receives rare infant heart transplant

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SEATTLE, WA (KPTV) -

A Northwest baby boy just received a rare infant heart transplant after being on a waitlist for months.

Seven month old Lincoln Seay's parents began sharing his story to raise awareness about infant organ donation. 

Lincoln was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body and complex congenital heart disease. He was born at Randall Children's Hospital and is now a patient at Seattle Children's Hospital.

His parents, both originally from Oregon and then lived in Alaska, moved to Seattle to be with their son.

The little boy has been fighting to survive for his entire life, and his dad say Lincoln nearly died two days ago.

The family got the call they've been waiting for Thursday afternoon. A heart was available for Lincoln.

Lincoln had the transplant surgery at Seattle Children's Friday morning.

"It's just a relief now, knowing that we don't have to wait for that. We can move forward. By no means is he out of the danger zone, but at least we know we made a big step today and we know what we need to do for him to recover," said Lincoln's father Rob Seay.

Lincoln will spend at least three more months in the hospital, and then another three months in Seattle so doctors can monitor him.

His family is raising money for his medical bills by selling #WarriorLincoln t-shirts online. They will be updating Lincoln's progress on the website.

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