Six-Organ Transplant Girl Goes Home Today
After 100 days in hospital and undergoing a complicated 6-organ transplant, 9-year-old Alannah Shevenell, from Maine, leaves Boston Children’s Hospital today and goes home. Alannah has been treated for a rare form of cancer; an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor continued to grow after all possible treatments failed, and was compromising her internal organs.
A team of surgeons, led by Dr. Heung Bae Kim, the hospital’s Pediatric Transplant Center director, performed the transplant procedure of Alannah’s liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, small intestine and esophagus.
This is just an amazing feat, to be able to bring back someone from a complete body failure. Is there anything medicine can’t achieve??