Calgary girl with rare cancer gets liver transplant in U.S.

CBC NEWS CALGARY
Greta Marofke, 3, was put on the transplant list earlier this week
Less than a week after being listed for an organ transplant in the U.S., three-year-old Greta Marofke and her family received a call that a liver match had become available. (gofundme)
Less than 24 hours after a Calgary girl and her family flew to Ohio to wait for a potentially life-saving organ transplant to treat her rare form of cancer, they received a call from the hospital telling them a liver had been found and the girl was rushed into surgery.

Three-year-old Greta Marofke was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma shortly before her second birthday. The cancer was successfully treated at Alberta Children's Hospital, but when it returned, doctors told the family palliative care was the final remaining option.

The family looked to the U.S. for help and found an expert at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital who said a liver transplant could save Greta. The family began raising money to fund the child's treatment. Continue reading
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