4-year-old Angelo Giorno in 'very critical, but stable' condition fighting virus


DERRY, Pa. — Angelo Giorno, a 4-year-old boy who received a high-profile intestinal transplant in July, is said to be in “very critical, but stable” condition, according to his transplant Facebook page.

On Friday, Angelo’s family posted that he was back in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit due to adenovirus.

Angelo and Lucas Goeller, 2, of Indiana Township both received life-saving organ transplants earlier this month. Both boys received organs from 3-year-old Olivia Swedberg, from Nebraska, who died of brain cancer.

Lauressa Swedberg, Olivia’s mother, was connected to Lucas’ family through social media after she was sent an email about his condition.

She requested that Olivia's liver go to Lucas through a process known as direct donation. Continue reading

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