Tag "biliary atresia"

Three years ago we received a call about a three-month-old boy, Sawyer, and his three-year-old brother, Gavin. We were told that there was something wrong with the baby’s liver and were asked if we were willing to take them. At › Continue Reading

To say that my 13-year-old daughter, Allison, is an active kid would be an understatement. She plays year-round sports – volleyball, basketball, and track – as well as participates in 4-H events, like showing 1,300-pound cows and contesting with her › Continue Reading

Jordan and Hillary Weidner’s daughter, Bea, was diagnosed at two months old with biliary atresia, a condition affecting the bile ducts of the liver. Bea required a liver transplant, and her mother Hillary was a match. Bea’s parents decided to › Continue Reading

This transplant changed me. It all started before Bea. Before Bea I had lived a free and easy 28 years of life. I had a solid upbringing with two loving parents and two supportive sisters. I did well in school, › Continue Reading

Today, a special little boy named Fuentez Guerra would have turned nine years old. Because of him and the selfless decision of his extended family, two families – the Sprague family in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Foster family in Barboursville, West › Continue Reading

A clinical trial conducted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on infants who had surgery for biliary atresia shows that high doses of steroids after surgery may not be helpful. “Although we cannot exclude some small potential benefit from steroid › Continue Reading