12-year-old boy expected to make full recovery after collapsing

12-year-old boy expected to make full recovery after collapsing »Play Video
Isaac Arzate.

SALEM, Ore. – A 12-year-old boy who collapsed during basketball practice is expected to make a full recovery and said he's glad to be home again.

Isaac Arzate was released from the hospital this week after undergoing surgery to repair his heart defect.

He's still supposed to take it easy and is feeling tired but he says he's the same kid.

He and his mom are both grateful he’s recovering so well.

"When I was released from the hospital I was happy because I didn't have to be in the hospital anymore," he said. "And when I was in the hospital I was kinda scared about the surgery because I didn't know if I was going to make it."

"It's been kind of an eye-opener that you kind of take life for granted," said Lindsay Wiens, Arzate's mother. "We almost lost him. I mean the doctors – they kept calling him the miracle child."

They both are thankful to friends, family and the community for all the support. Doctors say Arzate can return to school in a few weeks. He can even ease back into sports in a couple of months.

For anyone who wishes to make a donation to Arzate's family can do so by going to any US Bank branch and ask for the "Isaac Arzate Relief Fund."