Voluntography – June

This little warrior recently underwent a liver transplant and I was totally amazed at how well she was doing when I met her and her family at Ronald McDonald House this past week.

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Izzy surrounded by her family; Alexis, Dillon and brother Sidney.

This was Izzy's first time hanging out on grass. In the background you can see Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta and storm clouds, though we lucked and didn't get any rain. Mosquito bites, but no rain.

This was Izzy’s first time hanging out on grass. In the background, you can see RMH Northern Alberta and storm clouds, though we lucked out and didn’t get any rain. Mosquito bites, but no rain.

Izzy was born on March 10th, 2013 and was able to go home with her family. Five weeks later, Izzy was admitted back into hospital in Regina and diagnosed with biliary atresia. Her first surgery, a Kasai procedure, took place when she was 58 days old with the goal of delaying or preventing a liver transplant.

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All smiles with three-year-old brother, Sidney

Reaching for Dad

Reaching for Dad

Izzy was placed on the transplant list in January and got her new liver on April 14th at the age of thirteen months. It turns out that Alexis was Izzy’s donor. This detail almost brought me to tears.

Izzy and her donor

Izzy and her donor

Caught it!

Caught it!

Daddy's girl

Daddy’s girl

Izzy’s recovery is going well and the Campbell’s hope to be home by early July.

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Luckily, the Campbell’s have lots of family support with both grandmas spending time with them.

Izzy, it was great to meet you. Even on a day with no nap, you were delightful!!

3 thoughts on “Voluntography – June

  1. Heard lots about you Izzy from your Great Grandma Vicki Ortman. Happy to hear that you are doing well and will soon be home.

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