Valentine's Day event held at Phoenix Children's Hospital

It's all about the hearts with Valentine's Day right around the corner.

A local hospital is giving back to families who have received heart transplants.

A celebration of life, and the giving of it. The staff at Phoenix Children's Hospital held a Valentine's Day event for families like Caylyn Otto's.

"He came out just kicking and fighting, they got him stable and got him here," said Cayln Otto, Oliver's mom.

She gave birth to her son Oliver several weeks early in January, he was in need of a heart transplant.

"We came in and within two days of testing, then he went on the list and about two days later we got the heart, we got really lucky because there are people waiting 2-3 months," said Chris Crawford, Oliver's dad.

Oliver is now a month old and is still recovering at PCH. Doctors and nurses here who perform the heart transplants are spending time with the families they've helped.

"It's important for children and families, because they've been through a difficult time, a stressful time, and it's important for them to see the good part of life... it's also important for our team to see the kids do well, and that is probably one of the most gratifying things that we can be a part of," said John Nigro, the Director of Cardiac Surgery at PCH.

Each child who has received a heart transplant will be getting a teddy bear.

"We didn't think we'd make it this far, blessed and thankful and where we'd hoped we'd be," said Cayln.

Oliver was born premature and will stay in the hospital for a few more weeks.
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