Boy who had heart transplant dies
A 5-year-old boy whose reaction to learning he’d be receiving a new heart captivated people on social media earlier this year died Friday evening in Massachusetts, his family said.
Ari Schultz died while listening to his beloved Boston Red Sox, his family said on Facebook. The post did not give the cause of death.
Ari, who was born with a heart syndrome, waited more than 200 days for a heart transplant at a Boston hospital in March. His parents had posted a YouTube video of them telling him he was getting a new heart. It drew more than 450,000 views.
Ari’s father said in the post that Ari had a seizure Thursday and was taken to the hospital. He was later placed on life support.