- Mini Penny
Liala Dunigan has received a new heart. According to sources close to the family, Liala Dunigan received a heart transplant at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Sources say that the Dunigan family received a call Monday evening that a heart had been located for baby Liala. Liala has been on the heart transplant list since December when doctors discovered an undiagnosed heart defect after she became ill. She was only three months old when she was life flighted to Arkansas Children's Hospital and underwent open-heart surgery. After the surgery Liala's heart was too weak to beat on its own and she was placed on an ECMO machine which bear her heart for her. With the news of Liala's new heart, hopes are high that soon the Dunigan family will be able to take their little girl home for good. For more information and to show your support, find Love of Liala on facebook.