David’s Story: Life without limitations thanks to expert care
Exactly four people have told 15-year-old David that he should run for president.
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Miloh enjoys an active childhood after a liver transplant
Megan had what most would consider a textbook pregnancy with her firstborn son, Miloh. Though he spent several hours in the NICU after delivery because of fluid in his lungs, he was soon back in the hospital room with his mom and went home just a few days later, happy and healthy.
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Once a transplant patient at Children's Health, Monse now gives back as a nurse
Shortly after Monse was born, she started displaying symptoms that something was wrong with her liver. She was admitted to Children‘s Medical Center Dallas and diagnosed with biliary atresia, a serious condition which occurs when the bile ducts are blocked or don't function normally, causing bile to back up in the liver. Though biliary atresia can often be repaired through a surgical procedure known as the Kasai procedure, Monse's liver was so badly damaged that doctors determined a liver transplant was her only option. She was placed on the transplant list and remained in the hospital while her family awaited news of a donor.
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Daniel lives life with purpose after a liver transplant
Daniel comes from a long line of athletes. His grandfather was a successful track and field athlete who represented Colombia at the national and international level. His mother was also a dedicated athlete who taught him the importance of making healthy choices and staying active from a young age. Throughout his childhood in Colombia, Daniel was surrounded by family members who supported his healthy lifestyle and pursuit to become one of the top BMX athletes in Colombia by the age of 13.
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A liver transplant gives an infant a new chance at life
Despite being born five weeks early, Davis appeared to be a healthy and strong baby boy. But soon after going home, his parents, Anna and Frankie, noticed that Davis appeared to be showing signs of jaundice. When Davis stopped eating, the new parents brought their son to an emergency room in Fort Worth.
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Born with biliary atresia, Cooper thrives under the care of liver experts at Children's Health
When Cooper was 2 weeks old, he began showing signs of jaundice, a common condition in which a newborn's skin appears yellow due to increased levels of bilirubin in their blood. Typically, the condition improves as the baby's liver begins functioning as it should. However, when Cooper's symptoms persisted at his 2-month check-up, his pediatrician suggested they check his blood levels to determine the cause.
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Hepatitis C clinical trial cures 6-year-old girl
Amy Ray loves toys, gymnastics, reading and coloring. The 6-year-old dreams big, takes care of her pets and enjoys adventures on her family's boat.
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