Infant Set For Liver Transplant At Six Months Old

David and Sarah Jones, from North Alabama, have been facing a series of medical challenges since the birth of their son, Cairo, on September 15, 2023. During the delivery, Sarah underwent emergency surgery, resulting in the removal of her uterus, due to complications including necrotizing fasciitis. As a result, she spent several days in the ICU on a ventilator. Meanwhile, Cairo was born with biliary atresia, a condition that affects the liver, requiring him to receive food and nutrients through a central line on his chest.

Cairo’s biliary atresia necessitates surgery to improve bile flow, with most babies ultimately requiring a liver transplant. However, Cairo’s condition is further complicated by heterotaxy syndrome, a rare condition in which organs are formed abnormally and positioned incorrectly. With an estimated occurrence in 1 in 10,000 newborns worldwide, the syndrome can often go underdiagnosed and is associated with congenital heart conditions.

In light of the multiple surgeries and hospital trips, the Jones family is experiencing significant medical expenses. While Sarah is unable to work, David is doing his best to support the family financially. To ease their burden, the family has set up a GoFundMe page (gofund.me/9a498250) to accept donations from those willing to help.


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