Pineville girl waiting on second organ transplant turns 10

The Town Talk | Miranda Klein

Kylie Walleser-Bush made it to double digits on Feb. 10.

"To her, it's just another birthday, but to us, it's 'Thank goodness, another birthday,'" her mom Joan Walleser said.

The Pineville girl is waiting on a multi-organ transplant to give her a small intestine, a liver and pancreas. At just 10 years old, she's been down this road before.

Kylie was born with malrotation and volvulus, which caused her to lose her small intestine and develop short gut syndrome. She was 17 months old at the time of her first life-saving small bowel transplant. But her body rejected it, which called for removal surgery in 2010.

Birthdays are a big deal to Kylie's family — and rightfully so. Continue reading