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Up and Going Once Again

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) The Cedar Rapids girl who underwent a heart-transplant on Valentines is up on her feet once again.

17-year-old Hailey Steimel has made major improvements since her operation more than four months ago and on Saturday, she was able to show just how far shes come by taking part in the Your City, Your Color, Your Vote color run at Kirkwood Community College.

Hailey says the support shes received has been overwhelming.

"It means a lot because it shows people how much Ive improved, and how well Im doing now instead of before when I needed a heart, Hailey said.

Hailey also says she hopes to return to Prairie High School in the fall for her senior year of high school.
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