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UPDATE: Riley patient, 13, goes home after receiving new heart

Sandy Martinez had been in the hospital since last August.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - There was a big celebration Wednesday at Riley Hospital as a young girl went home after receiving a new heart.

We featured Sandy Martinez last November in a story about the bond that formed between children and adults as they awaited heart transplant surgery.

Martinez, 13, had been at Riley since last August.

She got her new heart in October and on Wednesday night, she'll be sleeping in her own bed.

Congratulations to Sandy and her family.