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Chloe – liver recipient, VIC

A photo of Chloe
She was once again changing in front of our own eyes but this time, for the better

When Chloe was born, parents Valencia and Aaron thought the hardest part was over. Little did they know, it was just the beginning.

Chloe’s skin turned increasingly yellow after birth, and she was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia.

She had surgery at six and a half weeks, which was partially successful, but within a few months, a common cold virus caused her condition to rapidly deteriorate. Chloe was urgently listed for a liver transplant.

Thankfully, the life-saving call came seven days later.

"She was once again changing in front of our own eyes but this time, for the better," says Valencia.

"Her skin colour was getting fairer, her eyes were no longer yellow.

"Chloe is now two and a half years old and she is doing incredibly well.

"She is very sociable and loves dancing and singing.

"We cannot thank our donor family enough for saving our daughter and giving her a second chance in life."

Kathy Heagney
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