Patient From College Park Anticipates Liver Transplant

Javier Guzman, a 21-year-old rising senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, is juggling summer classes and an internship while waiting for a liver transplant. Javier has been on the transplant list since April due to a rare congenital liver disorder that could potentially lead to complications in the future if not removed soon. His parents have created a website in search of a living donor with type O blood to donate a piece of their liver. Javier hopes for a successful transplant so he can continue pursuing his dreams in the aerospace industry without the constant uncertainty of waiting.

Javier Guzman, a 21-year-old rising senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, is facing a challenging summer as he waits for a liver transplant. Diagnosed with a rare congenital liver disorder in April, Javier is currently on the transplant list and balancing summer classes with an internship at the Naval Research Lab in D.C. The uncertainty of when the call for a transplant will come weighs heavily on Javier as he navigates this difficult time.

In an effort to find a potential living donor, Javier’s parents have launched a website seeking individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 with type O blood willing to donate a portion of their liver. The donated liver segment will fully regenerate within 6 to 8 weeks, offering hope for Javier’s future aspirations. Javier, who dreams of working in the aerospace industry, is grateful for any potential donors willing to help and is hopeful for a successful transplant that will allow him to move forward with his life.

As Javier awaits a life-changing transplant, his family remains hopeful and optimistic that a suitable donor will come forward. With the support of the community, they are determined to find a solution that will allow Javier to overcome his health challenges and pursue his dreams. The waiting game continues for Javier this summer, but with the possibility of a donor stepping forward, there is a sense of hope on the horizon for a bright future.

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