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Young heart transplant survivor tours Toledo Mud Hens stadium [Video]

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5-year-old Emmalyn Rowan recently celebrated three years since her heart transplant and got to explore Fifth Third Field with the umpires.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Emmalyn Rowan is an inspiration to all.

The 5-year-old had her first open-heart surgery when she was 2 days old and recently celebrated the three-year anniversary of her successful heart transplant.

With the help of the Casey Cares Foundation, UMPS Care and the Toledo Mud Hens, Emmalyn was able to get a special behind-the-scenes tour of Fifth Third Field led by the umpires on Wednesday.

“She has her scars and the emotional scars and all of that that she has been through and has made her the strong person that she is.”  Emmalyn’s mother, Nicole Rowan, said. “But I want to kind of hide them just a bit so she remembers the fun times.”

The Casey Cares Foundation, a non-profit that provides fun activities for critically ill children and their families, provided more than 30,000 …

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