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North Hollywood teen pitches last game before kidney transplant

It was a bittersweet day for one North Hollywood teenage baseball player, who pitched in his final high school game on Saturday. On Tuesday, Campbell Hall senior Chad Eaton will undergo a kidney transplant. The donor is his aunt.

March 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
It was a bittersweet day for one North Hollywood teenage baseball player, who pitched in his final high school game on Saturday. Campbell Hall senior Chad Eaton will undergo a kidney transplant on Tuesday. The donor is his aunt.

When he was just 18 months old Eaton had a kidney removed. He's made numerous hospital visits and recently spent 10 hours every night on a dialysis machine. Eaton is excited about the prospects of life after the transplant.

"It's kind of like a bittersweet thing," said Eaton. "I'm nervous for the game, I'm going to miss everyone here, but it's going to be much better after my transplant- doctors say I'm going to be much healthier than ever. It's a new life for me."

The high school says a live video feed will be set up in the classroom and on the baseball field so Eaton can stay as involved as possible. He's expected to spend the next eight to 10 weeks recovering from the surgery.


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