Canada's first child to survive a liver transplant passes away at 35

CITY NEWS | Cynthia Mulligan
She was one of the first to bring organ donation to the forefront, helping to change attitudes and pave the way for other recipients.

On Saturday, Lindsay Eberhardt, Canada’s first child to survive a liver transplant, died at the age of 35.

Her story captured the world’s attention and heart.

At just two-years-old, Eberhardt desperately needed a liver transplant, but organ donation on young children was not common back in the mid 80’s.

She suffered from biliary atresia, a condition that prevents bile from leaving the liver.

Her father, James Eberhardt, said he was told by doctors there was virtually no hope and to go home and have other babies. But they refused to listen and her parents went to the media to push for a transplant. Eberhardt’s story became international news. Continue reading


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