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Two Riley Kids celebrate going home with new hearts

The farewell celebration for Teddy and Aidyn was extra special because of difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INDIANAPOLIS — Two Riley Kids headed home this week after receiving new hearts. 

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health shared video of back-to-back days of farewell celebrations for four-year-old Aidyn and a boy nicknamed "Teddy." 

The heart floor at the hospital sees a lot of very sick children. This year has been especially hard, due to visitor restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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That means the little moments of joy can really make a difference.

Teddy spend nearly a year on the transplant list. He said he was most excited to "play with my cats and not eat bland food all day" when he gets home.