20150115 - Transplant Baby (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

18-month-old Pano Tsilimigras climbs up the stairs following his twin sister, Katina while their nanny Irene XXXXX watches Thursday, January 15, 2015 at their home in Cary. When Pano was just a few months old, he started showing symptoms of what the doctors thought was acid reflux. it turned out to be cardiomyopathy. By the time he was 6-months old, he had gone through three major surgeries including open heart surgery and then a heart transplant. Pano, a twin to his sister Katina, has been catching up to his sisters development ever since and remains on a strict regimen of medications, including anti-rejection meds he will take for the rest of his life.