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Baby Survives Thanks to Cow Heart

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Little Ruben Weber-Jackson was born with two holes in his heart and a narrow aorta. Doctors feared for the England baby's life, rushing him in for what was a dangerous open-heart surgery...and then another. 


But instead of falling victim to what could have been a tragic ending, Ruben survived. How he survived is just as amazing. 

Doctors performed what is known as a bovine pericardial patch. Simply stated, Ruben's holes were closed by using tissue taken from the heart of a cow. 


Now, Ruben has celebrated his first birthday, all thanks to a four-legged friend. 

PHOTO SOURCE: Caters News


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