Tioga teen returns home after heart transplant

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — A Tioga teen is back home and in good health after receiving a heart transplant

KXMC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1p92eYN ) that 17-year-old Bree Hanson was greeted at the Tioga airport this weekend with 111 balloons, or one for each day she was away from home getting a new heart.

Hanson was placed on a waiting list for a new heart more than a year ago. She says she now feels better than ever after returning from a Minnesota hospital.

Hanson says she wants to get back to doing "regular North Dakota stuff" like camping, fishing, riding ATVs and shooting guns with her boyfriend and father.

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Information from: KXMC-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

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