UPDATE: St. Charles teen recovers after successful heart transplant
(ABC 6 News) – St. Charles teen Braxton Wolhferd successfully received a new heart after a transplant Saturday night.
The high school wrestler was in critical condition after a virus attacked his heart, but his family says the new heart is working well.
Braxton remains on dialysis as his kidneys have stopped working, but for now, things are looking better.
A raffle and live auction at the Blizzard Bash in St. Charles will take place Saturday, Feb 3rd at 8 p.m.
All proceeds will go toward supporting Braxton and his family.
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Braxton Wohlferd is in critical condition at St. Marys, listed as a high priority for a heart transplant.
While Braxton waits for a new heart, a Go-Fund-Me page has been set up to help with medical expenses and lost wages as his parents continue to stay by his side.
The fundraising goal was set at $10,000, and the Wohlferd family has already surpassed that goal, raising more than $38,000 in about 14 hours.
If you would like to pitch in, CLICK HERE.