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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Giver of LIver proves Lifesaver for Tot - Australia

The Courier Mail | Suellen Hinde

WITH only a few hours to live, tiny Alexis was saved through the kindness of an organ donor.

Born with a rare disorder, known as Ivemark syndrome, the little girl desperately needed a liver to survive.

"She spent the first 17 months of her life in hospital," her mother Jaynie Bigmore said.

"She was so sick, it was heart-wrenching."

During Alexis' time in the liver ward at Royal Children's Hospital, Ms Bigmore endured the agony of watching five other tiny babies die as they waited for a donor.

"Watching these other little babies lose their lives is indescribable," she said. "I had become friends with their parents and we were all so close. It was terrible."

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