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Convoy leads toddler through snowstorm to heart transplant surgery

Snow piled up in Pennsylvania on Tuesday but it was no match for the National Guard and state police, who transported a toddler to surgery.  (Source: Pennsylvania State Police Facebook) Snow piled up in Pennsylvania on Tuesday but it was no match for the National Guard and state police, who transported a toddler to surgery. (Source: Pennsylvania State Police Facebook)

(RNN) - A snowstorm didn’t stop emergency heart surgery for a toddler on Tuesday thanks to the combined efforts of the Pennsylvania National Guard, state police and state workers.

They escorted the 23-month-old child through the snowstorm from Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono in East Stroudsburg to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville for heart transplant surgery.   

WGAL reported that the child's family and doctors were also part of the convoy driving for the emergency heart transplant operation.  

“The snow doesn’t stop us!!” the Pennsylvania State Police said on Facebook.

The post had more than 10,200 shares and 26,000 likes by 7 p.m. ET.   

Gov. Tom Wolf said that state transportation workers used snow movers, and the state police and Guard followed up to make sure the EMS' journey with the toddler was a success, WPVI reported.

The governor urged the public to stay off the roads during the storm, which is pounding parts of the Northeast.

The name of the child was not released.  

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