BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A story that has reached people around the country, a local boy named Brayden had been on a heart transplant list for over four years.
Now, that wait for a heart and new lease on life is now over as Brayden recovers from receiving a brand new heart.
Brayden's mother said they were notified of a match on Tuesday evening, saying the surgery could last up to 12-16 hours. Video of Brayden being wheeled into surgery was posted on Facebook Live Wednesday afternoon.
Brayden has garnered support from the community through a Facebook page called "Brayden's Brave Heart." You can learn more about Brayden's journey here.
A fundraiser lunch, presented by the Nobody Fights Alone Foundation will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with all of the proceeds going to the Eidenshink Family.
The $10 tri-tip lunch with beans and a salad will take place at Trinity Safety Company in Northwest Bakersfield.
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