BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — It was a special moment for a Harford County teen this week, 19 years in the making.
Macey Breitenback was released from the Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami and is finally going home to Bel Air.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 65.4% Of Adults Received At Least One Dose Of The Vaccine
WJZ first introduced you to the teen four years ago, and then again last month as she underwent life-saving surgery.
Breitenback was born with a rare disease called visceral myopathy, a smooth muscle disorder that affects all of her organs.READ MORE: Police Looking For Suspect Who Fatally Shot Christopher Lee Lombr In Brooklyn Park
She was given only one week to live. Now, 19 years later, this is a moment her family never thought would come.
She says she can’t wait to travel.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor Meet To Discuss Strategies To Decrease Violent City Crime
Breitenback would spend 18 hours a day hooked up to IVs and has been in and out of the OR 100 times in her life.