One 7-month-old girl gained a new liver and a great deal of support from the community

Published: Sep. 23, 2018 at 9:10 PM CDT
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Jordan Dravitz is a 7-month-old girl.

The family describes her birth as completely normal. However, two months later, doctors delivered some shocking news.

"When they went to their two month appointment for a normal baby check up, they found that she kind of had some yellow skin and yellow eyes," said Kim Anderson, Jordan's Aunt. "They did some testing, and in the matter for four days, she was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia which is an incurable liver disease. Most children need a liver transplant before age five."

Her liver was failing.

That was until her parents received the call that a liver was available for the transplant she needed about 4 months after being diagnosed.

The transplant took place, and she is recovering.

Anderson described it as a constant battle, but a battle that is being won.

The other part to that battle is the cost of medications and treatment.

A benefit was held to help with these costs, and they were able to raise thousands of dollars.

Donations are still being accepted online.