This was the tear-jerking moment little Ari Schultz was told he would be getting a new heart.
The poorly little boy was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis when he was still in the womb and has been in and out of hospital since birth.
But in a delightful video taken by his dad, the little baseball fan was told he would finally be getting a new heart.
In it, he can be heard asking his parents “So I can go home tomorrow?” after he is told the good news.
And his father replies: “Not tomorrow, but soon after.”
He has been living as an inpatient at Boston Children’s Hospital while he waited for the perfect match.
Last week, his family posted an update a blog entry titled ‘A New Hope’ in which they wrote explaining that the operation was a success.
They said: “Ari’s new heart began beating in his chest spontaneously at 11:32 p.m. on Friday, March
“As of now, he’s stable in the cardiac intensive care unit.
“He is deeply sedated and has a breathing tube in. He looks like he’s resting comfortably.”
And they added on a YouTube page. “We are forever thankful for the donor and donor families sacrifice, and will think about them every day for the rest of our lives.”
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Published 11:00 a.m. ET March 18, 2017 | Updated 5 hours agoA Michigan teenager who hit it big and won $500,000 in the state lottery will give most of his winnings to his parents.(Photo: AlexLMX, Getty Images/iStockphoto)LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan teenager who won $500,000 in an instant lottery game plans to give away most of his winnings, state lottery officials said.The 19-year-old man, who claimed his prize on Friday and asked to remain anonymous, told lottery officials he planned to invest $5,000 of the prize money and give the rest to his parents.”My parents have done so much for my sister and me,” he said, in a lottery bureau release. “Helping them takes a big weight off of their shoulders and mine.”The man bought the ticket at a Sunoco gas station outside of Lansing. He said he bought the only remaining Golden Wild Time ticket and scratched it off in the store.” … At first, I thought they were playing a trick on me until I saw how excited they were about the ticket,” he said.The Golden Wild Time game was launched in August. Tickets are $10 each. More than $18.5 million in prizes remained on Friday, including 45 $10,000 prizes, lottery officials said.Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/2meJgJi