New Kent student 'doing well' after receiving heart transplant

New Kent student 'doing well' after receiving heart transplant

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - A 17-year-old boy is dong well after he received a heart transplant.

Juan Mikel-Jones received a heart transplant on Jan. 17 at UVA Medical Center. He had been anxiously waiting for a transplant before the holidays.

"I'd just like to say thank you for the prayers and support. It means a lot to me. for all of you who want to know how I'm doing, I'm doing well, getting stronger," said Mikel-Jones, who is a sophomore at New Kent High School.

Juan is still recovering from his heart transplant.

The family said they are thankful for the support of the community after several fundraisers to help pay for his medical expenses.

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