Osmond boy awaiting multi-organ transplant

NORFOLK DAILY NEWS | Kathryn Harris
MARY ANDERSON poses with a photo with her son, Danny. Danny is waiting for a multi-organ transplant. JAKE WRAGGE/DAILY NEWS
OSMOND — Every aspect of life in Danny Anderson’s family is up in the air right now.

The soon-to-be fifth-grader at Osmond Public School is on the transplant list at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha — for the second time — awaiting the availability of four organs that will match his body.

At any moment, his mom Mary’s phone could ring with the call delivering news that could change everything — hopefully for the better.

“There are so many things we say we’re going to do after Danny’s transplant. We just want to get back to a normal life because life on the list is ...” Mary paused to search for the right word.

But 11-year-old Danny didn’t miss a beat, “... stressful.”

Danny’s initial diagnosis of chronic intenstinal pseudo obstruction led doctors to perform an ileostomy — a surgery in which a piece of the intestine is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall — when he was only 5 years old. He suffered a prolapse in early 2012, which led to his first transplant in November of that year. Continue reading
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