Miyu returns in November after recovering well

Miyu returns in November after recovering well

Miyu’s photo (left) taken at the Citi Field of the New York Mets (provided by the Miyu-Aid Office).

September 30, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

Miyu Kaname, a 13 year-old girl from Urasoe City, will return home on November 7. She has recovered well from heart transplant surgery carried out this April at Columbia University Hospital in New York to correct her restrictive cardiomyopathy. After she returns to Japan, Miyu will be hospitalized in Osaka University Hospital for about a week to undergo a range of checks before returning to Okinawa on November 14.

Miyu has routine cardiac catheterization and physiology tests every month, and no rejection in terms of heart function has been detected, so she is recovering smoothly.

Her father Toshiaki said, “Miyu is delighted to be able to come back to Okinawa. She wants to meet her friends, and to see the room-mates with whom she was hospitalized in Okinawa.”

A representative of the Miyu-Aid Office reports on the Miyu-chan Aid blog that “Miyu was able to travel to the United States thanks to assistance and warm encouragement from many kind-hearted people. She has been able to undergo a successful heart-transplant, without any infection or post-operative problems and the date of her return home has now been decided. We thank so many people for their kind assistance.”

(English Translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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