Little girl travels 8,000 miles to Denver for life-saving heart operation

DENVER -- A little girl traveled more than 8,000 miles to Denver to get life-saving heart surgery.

She was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Samaritan's Purse Children's Heart Project arranged for Deborah, her mother and an interpreter to travel to Denver two different times.

The 7-year-old from Uganda first came to Denver for a heart operation in 2011. She returned two months ago when she had complications.

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and the entire medical team donated the girl's medical care.