DECATUR, Ga. -- It was a Valentine's Day like no other for Erin McLeod.
Even though the 13-year-old Conyers resident spent the day in the hospital, the gift she received changed her life.
She received a heart. Not a chocolate heart, but a real heart.
Erin had heart transplant surgery Monday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and even though she is tired, she has a new lease on life. "I'm just happy it's over," she said.
And so are her parents, Danny and Amy McLeod, who had been waiting for more than a month to find out if a heart was available for their daughter. The good news came Monday morning.
"We got the call that they had the heart and they were going to do surgery, so we were excited," said Danny McLeod.
"I'm calling it happy heart day from now on," said Amy McLeod. "We kind of joked about it while waiting and then it was just perfect."