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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Community showing support for Indiana girl who needs second organ transplant

FOX 59 | Tanae Howard

Jan. 21, 2015) -- An Indiana girl is in the fight of her life. Living with a rare disease and now she needs a second organ transplant. A local community has come up with a unique way to support the family and bring awareness to organ donation.

At 2 years old Chloe Chapman is vibrant, walking and talking like the rest of her peers. But on the inside she's fighting. Chloe was born with very little intestine.

"So from day one of her life she has deal with Short Bowel Syndrome. Meaning she is not absorbing nutrients. She can not eat like a normal child," said her father, Eric Chapman.

Chloe gets all of her food through a feeding tube. She had an intestinal transplant at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health back in November, but her body rejected the transplant and doctors had to remove it. So it's back to square one. But it's just the beginning for a New Castle Zumba group who decided to step in and help the Chapman family. VIDEO, Continue reading


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