Pine-Richland Patch, PA | Kelly Burgess & Cindy Cusic Micco
Matisse Reid has big plans.
She wants to update her cooking blog and she's taken up the violin.
Normal activities for any 10-year-old girl, but miraculous for this Eden Hall Upper Elementary fifth grader from Gibsonia.
Matisse Reid was born in New Zealand on Dec. 25, 2000, with a rare bowel condition called chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo obstruction. Unable to eat, she had to rely on IV feedings to keep her alive.
She underwent an organ transplant of a small and large intestine a year ago today, Dec. 7, at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC that has enabled her to eat.
Now she is an inspiration to families whose children await transplants as she transitions to a nearly normal life.
Read more and watch video: http://pine-richland.patch.com/articles/matisse-reid-back-to-school