Son gives his mother the gift of life with organ donation: 'I want her to experience grandchildren'

ABC NEWS | Nicole Pelletieri
Brian Muscarella, 33 of Lake View, New York, selflessly donated a portion of his liver to his mother Diane Muscarella of Buffalo, after learning that she was waiting on a transplant list.
In a reversal of fates, a mom in upstate New York has thanked her eldest son for giving the gift of life back to her.

Brian Muscarella, 33, of Lake View donated a portion of his liver to his mother Diane Muscarella of Buffalo, after learning that she was waiting on a transplant list. Now fully recovered, the two are sharing their story.

"I wanted her to be around," Brian Muscarella told ABC News. "I'm getting married next year and I want her to experience grandchildren. I want her to be with all of us for a very long time."

Brian said he asked doctors to screen him to see if he could be his mother's liver donor, after he learned about her condition. Diane had been diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in 2010 and was placed on a transplant list three years ago. Continue reading

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