Couple gets word of heart donor for baby girl after prayer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) " A North Carolina family says it received a quick answer to a prayer to save their baby daughter's life when word of a heart donor came through just moments leaving church.

Melanie and Mike Leitner tell WBTV-TV (http://bit.ly/2mM5783 ) that their daughter Ella Kate had a large mass on a heart ventricle and they were told in November that she needed a transplant. The family was attending Sunday services at their church in Mooresville on Jan. 29 when the congregation took a moment to pray over the girl.

The Leitners say they got a call on their way home informing them that a donor match was found for Ella. Melanie Leitner says, "if this wasn't a God moment, I don't know what could be."

Ella recently celebrated her first birthday and doctors say the family is doing great.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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