Utah teen sobs with joy when she learns she’s getting a new heart

Posted at 2:59 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 16:59:20-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah teen’s video showing her sobbing with joy when she learns she will get a new heart is getting a lot of attention online.

Patrice Wright recorded the video of her 14-year-old daughter Macey’s reaction when they got the call from doctors Monday.

Macey Wright - Macey's New Heart Facebook

Macey Wright – Macey’s New Heart Facebook

“I wanted everybody else to see how amazing that call was for our friends and family,” Wright told ABC News. “She’s a pretty tender, sweet-hearted girl. I did think she’d cry tears of joy, but I didn’t think she’d be that elated.”

Her mother told ABC News Macey was born with a congenital heart defect and has had numerous open-heart surgeries.

This year Macey’s heart weakened and she was moved up on the waiting list for a transplant.

On Aug. 29, the family was told she needed to head to the hospital and an hour later, they went to Primary Children’s Medical Center where Macey would get a second chance at life.

Patrice posted the video of her daughter’s reaction on the Facebook page documenting her journey, Macey’s New Heart, and it already has about 200,000 views.

Since the post, Macey has her new heart and is recovering well.

Click here to follow Macey’s progress.