When Lincoln Seay was born, doctors immediately realized he was going to have some serious health problems.
Lincoln’s parents soon discovered that their baby boy was suffering from an extremely rare condition: His organs were on the opposite side of his body.
"They even said, he may not survive birth," the baby boy’s mom, Mindy Seay, told Q13FOX.
What Lincoln needed more than anything else was a new heart, so his entire family immediately relocated from Alaska to Seattle in hopes of finding a donor in time.
With the clock ticking, Lincoln spent months in a hospital bed waiting for his new heart, even after doctors found him one.
"It was tough because we knew Lincoln was facing an uphill battle," said Lincoln’s dad, Rob Seay. "The last two days it's fair to say that I kind of fell apart a little bit. You just feel this despair and emptiness, you know, like time's up and my son is on his last leg."
When Lincoln was just 7 months old, he suddenly went into cardiac arrest while his new heart was already on its way.
Just to keep him alive, the surgeon opened up the baby boy’s chest and massaged his heart until the new organ arrived.
Miraculously, the plan worked and Lincoln will soon be able to get used to life with his new heart!