Cincinnati Children's Blog

After years of treatment, man undergoes successful heart transplant

25-year-old patient Travale King recently received his second life-saving heart transplant at Cincinnati Children’s. Prior to his transplant, doctors gave King a total artificial heart known as a Syncardia to keep him alive until another heart became available.

King’s health struggles never stopped him from doing what he loves, like dancing. There is even a video of him teaching his care team how to do the popular dance “the Nae Nae” in the hospital.

Read more about Travale’s story and watch part of the video on

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