Mongolian girl recovers from heart defect

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An 11-year-old girl from Mongolia is recovering after receiving a life-saving gift at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital here in Houston.

The girl's name is Sarango, and she was born with a congenital heart defect.

Her parents were left without options until they heard about the organization's heart gift.

The non-profit provides heart surgeries to children from around the world where access to care is either scarce or non-existent.

After a couple of tries, the family received the green light --- and on June 28, Sarango underwent the life-saving heart procedure.

Her mother is really happy that her daughter is healthy and recovering well.

During her recovery, Sarango stayed with a host family on the south side of Houston.

Sarango is expected to return to Mongolia on Sunday.

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