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New Kent teen is back home, recovering from heart transplant

New Kent teen is back home, recovering from heart transplant

New Kent High School sophomore Juan Mikel-Jones is home and recovering from heart transplant surgery. He’s itching to get back to school and participate in junior varsity wrestling and football again.

But first things first. Juan said he feels good and travels with his dad twice a week to see the doctor and take physical and occupational therapy at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

The 16-year-old said he wants to go back to school as soon as possible, which is likely still a few months away.

Juan received a heart transplant on Jan. 24 after doctors discovered he had viral cardiomyopathy, a serious heart condition, and determined he needed a new...

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