Heart of gold.
Life was just beginning for Lainey Ward when doctors worked on her heart to keep it beating.
A 4-month-old baby, Ms. Ward was in the fight of her life before she knew what living really meant. Her whole world was mom and dad and the mobile dancing over her crib.
Open-heart surgery and operations to fix three birth defects kept Ms. Ward pushing forward, overcoming diagnosis after diagnosis.
First, the girl who would not live, did.
Then, the girl who could not walk, walked.