WRAL, North Carolina
“I usually don't cry at events like these. I'm usually not a crier at all, but I ended up breaking down a little bit,” said Kara Thio, now 20.
When she was born in September 1991, Thio's skin was yellow and she had trouble with her liver, which was missing a bile duct. During the next eight months, her condition grew desperate, and she needed a liver transplant.
“Back in '92, pediatric liver transplants were really new,” said Victoria Thio, Kara Thio’s mother.
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