Bartow child dies waiting for multi-organ transplant

WSB TV, Atlanta

A Bartow County 13-year-old has died after battling a rare genetic disorder.

Dalton Robinson’s case was so rare, only 88 of these transplants had been done in the last 20 years. He was only one of a handful of people in the country who needed a multi-organ transplant.

Dalton lived with his grandmother, Zandra Williford. She said he was born with this rare disorder and without a transplant; his chance of survival was slim.

The list of organs he needed just to live is quite long.

“He’s got to have a pancreas, intestine, a small bowel, kidneys, liver,” she said. "I can't even name the number of surgeries he's had, how many times he's been in ICU."

Robinson's family told Channel 2 Action News that they are very proud of his strength and courage as he waited for a rare, multi-organ transplant. Continue reading