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Twelve-Year-Old Akobta Adil Undergoes Open-Heart Surgery

 | Published on 8/18/2011
Akbota's father called Russian Gift of Life this afternoon with the news that Akbota's operation was successful. He is very relieved. Akobta is recovering in the intensive care unit at the Mayo Clinic tonight. Dr. Dearani of the Mayo Clinic performed the open-heart surgery. He was able to repair Akobta's valve without the need to replace it. Her prognosis for living a relatively normal and healthy life is very good.

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