Arizona 10-month-old home, happy and healthy after successful liver transplant

12NEWS | Jen Wahl
Elijah Vazquez, 10 months, thrives after liver transplant. (Photo: Chad Bricks)
TEMPE, Ariz. - After a whirlwind and life-saving few months in San Francisco, 10-month-old Elijah Vazquez, is happy, healthy and home in Arizona.

Elijah had a successful liver transplant back in the middle of February and just got back to Tempe with mom, Shana Velazquez, a couple weeks ago.

“Amazing, just kind of like the next chapter trying to heal him,” Velazquez, said.

Elijah was born with biliary atresia, a condition that leads to liver failure. Without a transplant, his mom tells 12 News he would have passed away.

Prayers answered, Elijah had a successful transplant in Northern California. Continue reading


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