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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Olivia Steele owes her life to an organ donor she has never met and is spending her life giving back

Olivia Steele, of Glendenning, is promoting Transplant Australia's campaign for organ and tissue donations ahead of the Australian Transplant Games in Sydney later this year.
DAILY TELEGRAPH | Jillian McKee, Mt Druitt-St Marys Standard

Olivia Steele owes her life to an organ donor she has never met.

The 14-year-old, of Glendenning, was born with a rare liver disease and was told by doctors she may not live to see her first birthday.

The now healthy teenager is featured in Gifted, a new campaign for Transplant Australia which aims to promote organ and tissue donation in the lead-up to the Australian Transplant Games in Western Sydney in September.

Olivia and her family waited more than seven months for a donor, and received that much-anticipated call before just before she turned one.

Mother Lisa Steele said they had almost given up hope. Continue reading
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