Tunstall Middle School's Jake Lee May Start Walking Again

Videojournalist: Alana Austin

Durham, NC -- The Tunstall Middle School student who had a heart transplant at Duke earlier this week is recovering.

Jake Lee is off the ventilator and his new heart is beating on its own. Doctors say he's making good progress, and he might be able to start walking again Wednesday.

Family and friends say support from the community has made all the difference.

There will be another benefit on Saturday, December 15, with professional wrestlers at the school.

Tickets are available at several area locations, and at the door. B & D Sports on Piney Forest Road or Frank's Italian Restaurant on Memorial Drive are currently selling tickets.

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