Transplant Hope

When Hannah Cornelius’ son, Deason, was born, the possibility of him ever needing an organ transplant never entered her mind. But when he began exhibiting symptoms of liver failure at the age of 3, it became a serious reality. “Deason was the healthiest, most energetic child, and then in the matter of one week, he was so very sick and in the hospital,” says Cornelius.

“We went from just talking with Children’s of Alabama’s transplant coordinators about the potential of Deason being placed on the transplant list to him being moved to the pediatric intensive care listed No. 1 nationwide on the transplant list in just a few days.”

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This article, originally published in the February 2015 issue of B-Metro Magazine, has been included on this website with permission.