Oklahoma boy needs second heart transplant

Jhett Skaggs’ donated heart is failing. Now, the 5-year-old boy from Lexington, OK, awaits a donor heart to save his life.

BY HEATHER WARLICK Published: November 5, 2012

For the second time in his life, Jhett Skaggs, 5, is waiting for a new heart. His first heart transplant took place when he was barely 9 months old, after a battle against a disease that nearly claimed his life.

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The T-shirts and bracelets are available for purchase and proceeds will go directly to the Skaggs family. T-shirts are $10 and bracelets are $5 (with the option to purchase a bracelet and a shirt together for $13).

First American Bank has opened a Jhett Skaggs Fund to allow people to donate at any of its branches.

If you would like to buy a shirt or bracelet, mail your order to 18105 U.S. 77, Purcell, OK 73080, or go online to the family’s Facebook page, The Jhett Skaggs Foundation/Pray for Jhett.

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