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Monday, January 4, 2016

Montreal boy awaits heart transplant

CBC News Montreal

Samy Benyahia suffers from Kawasaki disease, a rare autoimmune disorder. (Pascal Robidas/Radio-Canada)

Samy Benyahia is only eight years old but he is on a long waiting list for a heart transplant.

Benyahia suffers from Kawasaki disease, a rare childhood autoimmune disorder. It is seldom fatal but it can affect major organs including the heart.

It was during open heart surgery in November when Benyahia went into cardiac arrest on the operating table.

The boy spent a month and a half in a coma. His doctors say it was a miracle that he survived.

Lack of organ donations

Benyahia needs a heart transplant but many parents who lose their children don't consent to organ donations in Quebec. Continue reading

 

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