Local Child In Need Of Second Liver Transplant Finds Living Donor

A local family in Pittsburgh has found a living donor for their 10-year-old son who is in need of a liver transplant. The boy, Lucas Goeller, had previously received a life-saving liver transplant at the age of 2. However, in recent months, his liver has started to fail, necessitating another transplant. Initially, the identity of the donor was kept anonymous, but the family later discovered that the donor is Allison Hodas, a teammate of Lucas’ mother Jessica from Allegheny College.

The liver transplant surgery is scheduled to take place at the end of April at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. This news comes as a significant relief for the Goeller family, who have been raising awareness about the importance of organ donation. They have been advocating for others to consider becoming organ donors to help save lives. The generosity of Allison Hodas as a living donor highlights the incredible impact that organ donation can have in providing a lifeline to those in need. The story of Lucas Goeller’s journey and the support of his community serve as a reminder of the power of compassion and the hope that organ transplantation can bring to individuals and families facing life-threatening illnesses.


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