Houma Today | Meredith Burns
|Submitted by Dodie Lorraine Dodie Lorr|
Almost 27 years after Dodie Lorraine received the liver transplant that saved her life, she was able to personally thank the family it came from.
Dodie, a Golden Meadow resident and daughter of Lafourche Parish Councilman Daniel Lorraine, recently traveled to New Orleans to meet the parents of Elliott, the 9-year-old boy whose liver was donated to her when she was 11 years old.
At 6 months old, Dodie was diagnosed with neonatal giant cell hepatitis and spent much of her childhood visiting doctors who told the family she needed a liver transplant to survive.
During that time, the family received prayers and financial support from the entire community, Daniel said.
“We got a lot of help from the whole parish, plus,” he said. “There were times when I would go out publically, they’d come put money in my pocket. Just come put money in my pocket.” Continue reading