Girl who survived respiratory distress reunites with those who saved her life

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 9-year-old girl reunited with the doctors and first responders who saved her life Wednesday.

Allyson Kimani was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children from Fort Wayne a few months ago when doctors say she was in severe respiratory distress.

When Alyson arrived, doctors say they only had a few minutes to decide what to do to do next. They ended up deciding that she needed to be put on a heart and lung machine.

She spent nearly the next 16 hours in surgery and ended up losing her leg from poor blood circulation.

Now, doctors say the 9-year-old will get a prosthetic leg soon, but for the time being, she is back at school and enjoying swimming again.

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