First pediatric heart-liver transplant in Texas performed at Children's, featured in Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Hypercholesterolemia had damaged Jessica Nichols' heart. A heart attack had nearly killed her. Then an infection invaded her tiny body, and her organs started to shut down. But on the evening of Aug. 13, 2006, everything fell into place. She became the first child in Texas to receive a heart-liver transplant. Read more about Jessica and the pioneering research that led to her groundbreaking surgery.