Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Wisconsin Champion Vincent Forseth

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Vincent Forseth, 12, received a heart transplant at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin the day before his seventh birthday. He was selected for his courage to represent Wisconsin for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program in 2011. Vincent was the first child in the Midwest to receive a Berlin Heart, a ventricular assist device, to keep him going until a donor heart could be found. Champions like Vincent have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. A special ceremony was held for Vincent Wednesday at a Walmart store in Madison, where he was surprised with a $500 shopping card, a performance from the University of Wisconsin marching band and a football jersey from his favorite coach, Bret Bielema.

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