Girl Goes Home After Heart Surgery In Time For Prom

Yolette Caprice left the hospital Thursday.

A 13-year-old cardiac patient was able to leave the hospital Thursday just in time for her 8th-grade prom.

Yolette Caprice recently underwent open heart surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital.

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“I am just happy to be here and I know I’ll be fine,” she said. “I know I’m a miracle too. So I’m good.”

Caprice was born with two rare heart defects. Her latest surgery is the third open heart procedure she has underwent since her birth.

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But that hasn’t stopped her yet. Caprice is now eager to attend the prom at New River Middle School with her friends. She told NBC 6 she already picked out her dress.