Friday, May 13, 2011

A great Mother's Day gift

jkklglhBlogger was down for much of yesterday and today. So, I'm combining yesterday's Transplant Thursday post and today's Freedom Friday post to catch up. We'll call it - Transplant Freedom Friday. It'll make perfect sense in a minute, so hang with me and keep reading.

Last Sunday was Mother's Day and Julissa Cerda received one of the best, if not the greatest, Mother's Day gift she will ever receive - another Mother's Day with her 16-month old daughter, Delilah. Delilah finally went home from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL after after receiving seven organ transplants, including stomach, pancreas, liver, large and small bowel, spleen and kidney, back in January. The little girl was born with Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS). The condition affects the smooth muscle in the digestive system and does not allow the kidneys, bladder, intestines, and stomach to work properly. In fact, Delilah couldn't eat on her own due to the disease.

Since her transplants, Delilah has put on eight pounds eating whatever she wants. The miracle of transplantation has given Delilah freedom from a horrible disease and the freedom to be a normal little girl. Her mother has freedom from worry and an opportunity to see Delilah grow up. I can't think of a better Mother's Day Gift than that or better freedoms to celebrate. Can you ?

Source : article titled Jackson's Doctors Give Texas Mom Early Gift
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