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East Chicago poet heading home for holidays after heart transplant

Omarr Gadling
Posted at 12:32 PM, Dec 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-14 12:46:21-05

INDIANAPOLIS — He is heading home for the holidays. Omarr Gadling will soon be discharged from Riley Hospital for Children after nearly 400 days in the hospital waiting for a heart transplant.

WRTV first introduced you to the East Chicago native over Thanksgiving. At the time, he was inpatient waiting for a heart and spending his second holiday in the hospital. The award-winning poet was born with a congenital heart condition.

On December 3, he got the call a heart was ready and early next week he will be on his way home.

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