‘Miracle Baby’ Survives Both COVID-19 and Liver Transplant Before His First Birthday


From The Epoch Times:

An infant who survived both COVID-19 and a liver transplant and celebrated his first birthday in hospital is being hailed a “miracle baby” by his proud mom.

Baby Kasen’s mom, Mitayah Donerlson, took to social media to praise her little warrior son on his first birthday, on Jan. 14, surrounded by balloons and dressed in a cute bow-tie and birthday crown.

“Words can’t explain your Strength, Courage, and Determination. I am HONORED to be your Mother,” she wrote, adding that her son is the “instructor” to the life lessons that she could only learn from him.

Baby Kasen celebrating his first birthday on Jan. 14 after undergoing a life-saving liver transplant surgery on Jan. 2, 2021. (Courtesy of Mitayah Donerlson)

Born in Syracuse, New York, Kasen weighed 8 pounds (approx. 4 kg) at birth, but he was transferred to the NICU due to jaundice and some breathing difficulties.

Despite doctors’ assertions that his health would improve, Kasen only got worse.

At the age of 2 months, he was diagnosed with biliary atresia—a severe liver condition that causes scarring and blockage of the bile ducts. The rare disease necessitated emergency surgery; however, the operation was unsuccessful.

Kasen had a feeding tube fitted and was placed on the waiting list for a liver transplant at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a five-hour drive from the family home.

Mitayah Donerlson with her baby son, Kasen. (Courtesy of Mitayah Donerlson)

“We had endless hospital visits … He would have fevers that wouldn’t come

Read the full report at The Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/miracle-baby-survives-both-covid-19-and-liver-transplant-before-his-first-birthday_3663893.html



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