Baby receives life-saving heart transplant after going into cardiac arrest

A baby boy from Alaska received a life-saving heart transplant just moments after going into cardiac arrest last week. 

Lincoln Seay, 7-months-old, had a rare birth defect that caused all of his organs to be born on the opposite side of his body. 

"They had even said he might not survive birth we really had no idea what to expect, so when he came out and he cried and he looked great we were elated," said mother Mindy Seay. 

Little Lincoln underwent multiple surgeries, but his condition worsened. His heart began to fail and in a last ditch effort, his parents flew him to Seattle Children's Hospital for a heart transplant. 

Just as Lincoln was going into surgery, he went into cardiac arrest, but the baby miraculously pulled through. 

"We were praying for a miracle and that moment in time it's fair to say we got a miracle," said father Rob Seay. "Because the heart was en route, they went ahead and opened his chest and the surgeon reached in and hand compressed his heart until the new heart arrived."

Lincoln had been waiting for five months for a heart. The Seay family hopes their story encourages people to become organ donors. 

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