Heart transplant patient in good spirits following surprise visit from Rob Gronkowski


27-year-old Lauren Meizo has already had one heart transplant, but she experienced complications and now needs another.

The Chicopee resident has been staying at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for almost three months.

Lauren has received support from friends, family and even Patriots star Rob Gronkowski.

22News met up with Meizo’s mother, Lynne Robitaille, who said the support has lifted Lauren’s spirits.

“I have never seen Lauren happier. She’s getting up in the morning,” Lynne said. “To me seeing my daughter be a 27-year-old again is unbelievable.”

Lauren’s friends are holding a benefit for her at the Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke on June 29th. You can find more information on Lauren’s cause on their website.

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