NC teen heart transplant recipient enjoying Hawaii trip thanks to Ellen | WNCN

By Sharon Tazewell

Published: June 14, 2017, 10:33 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — There is a new update on Al J Jeffries the now 14-year-old who had a heart transplant last year at UNC Children’s Hospital.

Albert Jeffries, or Al J, who waited 13 years for a heart transplant, appeared in September with his mom on an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The Burlington teen was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy as a 3-month-old.

CBS North Carolina followed him every step of the way, including when Ellen invited him on her show.

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