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VIRAL VIDEO: Mom's reaction to news of son's life saving heart transplant

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

There are phone calls we wait for. Good news and bad can come over the line. But there's nothing quite like answering a call like one saying your child has a second chance at life.

Last month, Levine Children’s Hospital posted a video showing their Pediatric Transplant Coordinator, Kati Robinson, calling Alisha Bebber to let her know there was a heart available for her son, Kyler."I was actually out to dinner with my husband for our anniversary," Kati told WBTV.

"I was actually out to dinner with my husband for our anniversary," Kati told WBTV.

She says she’s made dozens of those calls during her career, but they’re never routine.

"I've heard from families that every time the phone rings and they see Carolinas Healthcare Systems their heart drops," she said.

Alisha heart did drop because the one failing her little boy would soon be replaced.

"It was the scariest day and the best day, all in one," Alisha said.

Kyler was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cariomyopathy, a condition causing abnormal heart rhythms, when he was just five. As he waited on the transplant list for a year and a half the little boy's heart stopped beating altogether five different times.

"It's kind of terrifying because it's your baby and you don't want anything to happen to them," she said.

But in the fall of 2016, Kati call and the family quickly headed to Levine for the surgery.

"He was not even what I expected. He was laughing. He was cutting up. He really surprised me with the way he dealt with everything," Alisha said.

WBTV asked Kyler if he was scared going into the surgery.

"Not really because I knew God would be with me," he said.

More than a year later, Kyler is a new kid with his new heart.

"I can run farther than I could. I can play sports," he said.

Success stories like Kyler’s are why Kati does what she does.

“You see these children who are sick come back to life again. And you see they can do the things that kids like to do again," she said.

While Kyler is thriving, his family may have another mountain to climb. His little sister, Adalyn, has a similar condition and could also require a transplant one day.

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