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Family desperately awaits life-saving heart transplant for newborn

John and Sabrina Sargeant are hoping a Thanksgiving miracle will save the life of their four-month-old son, Joe.

They spent the holiday at SickKids hospital, awaiting word that a heart donor has been found for their baby boy, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome – a congenital defect in which the left ventricle of the heart is underdeveloped.

Doctors say he needs a new heart within the next few weeks, and will die without one.

CityNews reporter Pam Seatle has more on their desperate race against time.

Click here for more information on how to become a donor.