First "Heart Party" held for Jones transplant child

First "Heart Party" held for Jones transplant child
Photo Credit WDAM
Photo Credit WDAM

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Family and friends of a Jones County girl who got a heart transplant one year ago gathered Saturday to celebrate her transplant anniversary and raise money for the hospital that took care of her.

Dozens of folks got together at the Calhoun Community Center to say "Happy First Heart Birthday" to Jenna Wilson.

One year ago Saturday, the six-year-old successfully underwent transplant surgery at Batson Children's Hospital.

The birthday party featured cake and other goodies.

Hamburger and sausage plates were also sold to raise money for the hospital.

"We are just honestly blessed to be here, to have this celebration for her and to give back to Batson's Hospital for everything that they've done for Jenna and all the toys she received while she was at the hospital," said Jessica Wilson, Jenna's mother. "It's just our way of giving back just a small bit."

Several other children with heart conditions and their families also attended.

Jenna turns seven years old in September.