Hope Sansbury, little girl who needs a heart transplant, will dress as Tin Man for Halloween

WCPOPublished: October 23, 2017
Published: October 23, 2017

Hope Sansbury's mom isn't dressing her as the Tin Man just to honor a book or movie. The Halloween costume has a lot more significance: Like the "Wizard of Oz" character, Hope needs a heart. John and Tess Sansbury, Hope's parents, learned their girl would be born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. It's a condition in which the part of her heart that should pump oxygen-rich blood to the rest of her body wasn't fully developed. In her three months, Hope has proven to be a fighter.

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