The Gilmer Mirror
Keegan was born on September 12, 2007, in Plano, Texas. He weighed just over five pounds. Keegan was diagnosed in utero with a congenital
heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, and was transferred to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas immediately after birth. His heart was in much worse condition than predicted, and he underwent complete surgical repair of his tiny heart when he was not quite 24-hours-old.
Over the next few days, a large hematoma developed on the wall of Keegan's heart, which severely damaged both ventricles. It became apparent that Keegan would need a heart transplant within three weeks,before multiple organ failure set in.
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