Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Transplant Patient Stories

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The emotion and information of the transplant process can be a lot for families to take in. But on the other side can be a life-changing and life-saving outcome. For more than 25 years, our pediatric transplant specialists have been providing those outcomes for more families than anyone in the region. Read some of their stories.

Seth: Four Pediatric Liver Transplants, an Incredibly Complex Procedure and an Incredibly Unique Perspective

Seth’s medical journey took him through four pediatric liver transplants and gave him a whole new outlook on life.

Alex: How He Got a Kidney and Liver Transplant Simultaneously

Learn more about how Alex Pidkalyuk's received two transplant surgeries in one day and what a difference this made on his life.

Alexa: The Above-Average Life of a Teen with a Deadly Disease

Learn about 19-year-old Alexa's experience with biliary atresia, and how our Pediatric Liver Center uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide the best care to her and other patients with the disease.

Amara: Keeping Promises After a Miracle

Amara had biliary atresia, a progressive fibro-obliterative disorder affecting the liver and biliary system that results in end-stage liver disease and liver failure by age 2. Read her story to learn about her miracle and our hope for a better future for kids with biliary atresia.