Girls Become 'Liver Sisters' After Sharing Organ Through Life-Saving Transplant


A teenager and toddler have developed an unbreakable bond after undergoing life-saving surgeries that left the pair sharing parts of the same liver.

Kendall Haverty, 17, and 11-month-old Ava Danhoff may not be related by blood, but the girls consider each other “liver sisters,” their families shared with SWNS.

“I feel like her and Kendall are going to be friends for life,” Ava’s mother, Michelle Danhoff, 28, said.

Both girls were on the transplant list and desperately in need of a life-saving new liver when a donor who was a mutual match passed away, the news agency reported.

Kendall and Ava underwent a combined 12 hours of surgery at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where doctors gave 70 percent of the organ to the teen and 30 percent to the baby. Continue reading

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