NY girl survives miracle surgery

March 10, 2009 11:43:52 AM PDT
Doctors released a 7-year-old girl from a New York hospital after she survived a risky surgery that's never been performed on a child before.

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Surgeons removed Heather McNamara's stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver, and her small and large intenstines to reach a tumor the size of a baseball.

After the tumor was removed, they put the six vital organs back and doctors say she's doing "fantastic."

Heather's father was on stand-by during the surgery to donate his liver, if needed.

Heather says she misses her sister and looks forward to playing with her dog at her home in Long Island.

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