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Eastern Iowa Girl Gets Heart on Valentine's Day
IOWA CITY (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
Hailey Steimel has a message for her family and friends.
"Hi everyone. Thank you for all your support and love," said Steimel, in a video on the Facebook page, Hope 4 Hailey's Heart.
Steimel is a junior at Prairie High School, who was born with a heart defect and placed on the emergency transplant list.
A donor was recently found, and Steimel is went into surgery at the University of Iowa at about 1:00pm on February 14th.
She should be finished around 11:00pm.