The Miracle of a Liver Transplant
After several weeks, the team called Ruthie to discuss an operation to treat the tumor growth as they waited for an organ for Amari. Ruthie was hesitant, but she agreed to the procedure knowing that it could buy Amari time. But the very next morning, Ruthie and Amari got the call – there was a liver that was a match for Amari! Amari received his new liver on November 20, 2021, and the surgery went perfectly. Within a few days, Amari was feeling better and full of energy!
When asked how Amari is doing now, Ruthie says, “It’s like I’m seeing my son for the first time.” With his jaundice gone and appetite restored, he has gained healthy weight and is like a “new person” according to Ruthie. Ruthie also shares that her experience with Nemours Children’s was “truly a blessing and I’m forever grateful to the doctors and nurses that saved my son’s life.”
Amari now gets to be a happy and healthy three-year-old thanks to his liver transplant.