Doctors at St. Francis Hospital save 5-year-old boy’s life

A young boy is getting the greatest gift of all this holiday season. Valon Syla was born five years ago with a hole in his heart in his native country of Kosovo, where doctors didn't have the technology

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2014, 2:08 AM

Updated 3,445 days ago

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Doctors at St. Francis Hospital save 5-year-old boy’s life
A young boy is getting the greatest gift of all this holiday season.
Valon Syla was born five years ago with a hole in his heart in his native country of Kosovo, where doctors didn't have the technology to repair it.
Doctors at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn were able to plug the hole in his heart to save the boy's life.
Doctors say they used cutting edge technology to go through a vein in his leg to get to the hole, and Syla was out of the hospital in just one day. 


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