The Berlin Citizen | Olivia Lawrence
The 2010 Berlin High School graduate said, "It came on fast."
He's not shy about pulling up his shirt and displaying a large scar that stretches from one side of his rib cage to the other. The scar is from a liver transplant operation at the end of October.
The problem started earlier this fall with sudden indigestion that only got worse. Soon doctors would tell Nathan that it appeared a virus had destroyed his liver leaving it with 80 percent necrosis. Any worse than that is a definite death sentence. There was no choice except to plan on a liver transplant.
At the end of September he was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital to wait for an organ donor match.
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