Emotional video shows boy waking after heart transplant

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — This teen’s emotional first words after waking up from a heart transplant have touched the hearts of tens of thousands of people.

Trevor Sullivan, 15, fell ill and was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in February, according to his Facebook page.

Sullivan received a heart transplant on November 13. His father, Philip, filmed the moment his son woke up.

“I’m so happy,” Sullivan says in the video.”I’ve been waiting so long.” He appeared to be struggling to speak while choking back tears. He is seen “I can breathe again, I can talk … I feel amazing. I’ve never felt so good.”

The video has garnered nearly 10,000 likes and nearly 12,000 shares on Facebook as of Tuesday afternoon.