Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens’ Hospital of Chicago
Source: ABC7 Eyewitness News Chicago
“Austin Eggleston, 15, weighed only 48 pounds when he entered Lurie Children’s Hospital more than four months ago. Now, he’s expected to go home early next week.
Two weeks after the transplant, Austin says he feels “like a nice, crisp $20 bill found on the ground.”
The 15-year-old from Pontiac joked about the viral video in a news conference Friday morning.
“All the girls in high school saw me in my boxers!” he said.
After spending the last four-and-a-half months at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Austin said he’s grateful for his new heart.”