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    Baby Needs Help!

    One of the mods at BleepingComputer has a 16 month old neice in desperate need of help.
    Original post by Scarlett here about needing a liver donor

    My niece is 16 months old and is in desperate need of a liver transplant. The doctorís want to do the transplant in the next few weeks. To be able to do that the only option is a live donor. Her doctors havenít given her much longer to live, a few months at the most. Though she is listed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) there is such a shortage of organs there is little chance of finding a match in time. This would be an amazing gift to save a little girl's life. If you are unable to help then please ask everyone you know if they would help, and please pray for her.

    Thank you so much for reading this letter. Her family has been through so much in the past few months. Her dad safely returned from serving eight and half months active duty in Iraq with the US Army. For which we thank God he was safe. While over there he missed the birth of her little brother Michael, who was born the day after her first birthday. Please think about helping Alexia be able to see her second birthday, and celebrate with her daddy.

    Alexia was born with Biliary Atresia, the congenital absence of the ducts that drain bile from the liver for more information on this please read this web page http://www.classkids.org/library/biliaryatresia.htm it not only describes her disorder but also the surgery she went through at 3 weeks of age to save her from having to face this ordeal. However, she was one of the unlucky 20% where the surgery is unsuccessful and the bile damages the liver. The only option left for her is a liver transplant. However, the amazing thing about the human body is an adult can give a third of their liver to her. While their liver will regenerate completely within 3months, Alexia will grow a full liver from that small piece of liver.

    This is obviously not an easy decision to make but you will be saving a childís life. The qualifications are:

    1. O positive blood

    2. Non-Smoker

    3. Reasonably good health. No heart conditions, or high blood pressure

    4. age 18-55

    The surgery will take place at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. You would be in the hospital for 7-10 days. The recovery time for the donation is longer than most other organ donations. It is about one month full time and two to four weeks part time. Your hospital stay is completely covered by Alexiaís insurance. Also, we realize that taking that much time off work is a huge commitment for someone, so our families are raising money so we can help with travel costs and living expenses.

    If you need any more information or have any questions at all feel free to contact Kim Migneco, R.N., the transplant coordinator. If you are interested in being tested to be a donor. Her contact information is. Phone: 314-454-2409 Fax:314-454-2762 - E-Mail .



    Thank you,

    Alexia's Family
    Please keep her family in your thoughts & prayers! The outpouring of support from the Support and Security websites have been amazing with 11 sites so far allowing this information to be posted. If you belong to any other site that you think would not mind this information being posted please do so, so that we can get the most exposure for the help this baby needs. If a mod here would pin this for a few days that would be appreciated, if not, please at least leave the post so people can see it.

    Thanks

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    I appreciate the urgency but can we limit this to one post rather than two or three or more?
    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=265542

    If someone can help, I'm sure someone will come forward.
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    I apologize i did not realize it was posted here already. A mod can delete this if they would like

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    This from Scarlett, Alexia's aunt:

    We have found a donor. So the hospital will not be taking any more applications at this time.

    So we are asking you to please discontinue all calls.

    We wish to thank you all for your support in this most urgent personal family matter. Your concern, efforts and prayers are apprieciated immensely.

    God Bless You All!
    What an outpouring of support there was from the security community! The hospital has been inundated with calls. Let's keep Alexia & the donor in our prayers.

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    Just a Virtualized Geek MrLinus's Avatar
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    Hrmm.. You know, rather than discouraging people from calling, perhaps it would be better to encourage people to look in their local area to see if someone else needs help. Donor lists are extremely tiny and the list of those in need are huge. Perhaps it might be worthwhile to use this as an opportunity to encourage others to either sign a donor card and/or give blood.

    Keep it going as a postive, knowing that some may not make a difference now but maybe later on someone may benefit.
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