Tommy Schomaker: From half a heart to high school graduation

Heart recipient celebrates 10-year transplant anniversary

By Sarah Mayberry, M.P.H. - Producer

TROY, Mich. - It's a story we've followed for the past 14 years: A little boy named Tommy Schomaker born with essentially half of a heart.

A lifesaving transplant. The chance to meet his heart donor's family. The chance to live.

Then, a day Tommy's family feared they would never see: his high school graduation, and a very special guest by his side.

This is the story of two families sharing one heart.

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