Sunday, May 22, 2016

Celebration helps transplant recipients meet their donors


PITTSBURGH — Hundreds showed up for a core ceremony celebrating a second chance of life for transplant recipients and their donors.

Eight-year-old Kyree Beachem was nearing liver failure when she had a four-organ transplant in late November.

“I’m doing pretty good,” Beachem said.

For Kyree and her mother Nan Beachem, Sunday was a special day because now her daughter can live the life of a normal kid.

“You don’t have IVs attached. She can ride a bike,” Nan Beachem said.

Kyree Beachem also received a trip to Disney, where she got to sing the song “Fly” on stage with country music band Maddie and Tae.

“It’s kind of been her fight song the whole way through this,” Nan Beachem. 

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