Audrina Cardenes was born with a rare and normally fatal condition called ectopia cordis, in which all or part of the heart is outside the body.
Audrina’s heart was fully outside her body when she was born, a rare, and usually deadly condition.
Audrina’s mother, Ashley Cardenas, was a fixture at the hospital. She will now be able to take her daughter home, officials said Thursday.
Two months after her operation to place her heart back inside her chest, the baby is now ready to leave the hospital and go home with her family.