'Fantastic, sweet' Calgary girl who received liver transplant in U.S. dies after cancer returns

Three-year-old Greta died surrounded by family early Wednesday morning in Calgary. (gofundme)
A three-year-old Calgary girl who underwent an organ transplant in the United States in an attempt to fight a rare form of liver cancer has died.

Greta Marofke's family announced her passing in a post on the Greta's Guardians Facebook page, saying the three-year-old took her last breath "snuggled between her Mama and Dada."

"The pain we feel is unbearable, and words cannot express how much we already miss her, but we know our girl is no longer suffering," read the post.

​The toddler was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma — a rare form of liver cancer — a few days before her second birthday.

Her cancer was treated successfully at the Alberta Children's Hospital, but when it returned in August 2016, her parents were told palliative care was the only option left for the little girl. Continue reading

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