VALHALLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A young girl celebrated Valentine’s Day in the most special way — with a new heart.Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective For Kids 5 To 11
Michal and her family moved from Israel to New York in September, and after just 18 days on the transplant list, a heart was found for her.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Missing Long Island Woman
Her mom says Michal’s dream is to get back on the tennis court to play her favorite sport.
“She has a victory picture in her mind, which always we remind her before she goes to sleep and while she’s in therapy, that she’s holding the bat and playing tennis and this is the goal and this is why she’s so motivated,” mother Tamar Lavie said.MORE NEWS: Another Person Dies In Custody On Rikers Island
Following the transplant, Michal had to learn again to talk, walk, read and write in both English and Hebrew.