UNC heart transplant patient featured on Ellen Degeneres Show

Fourteen-year-old Al-J was diagnosed with a heart condition as an infant, and patiently waited for the transplant that might save his life. Al-J met Ellen and told her his emotional story of survival.

Many of you followed Al-J on his journey to receive a new heart here at UNC. Yesterday, he and his mother got to sit down and share his story with Ellen Degeneres. View the full video.