Meet Noor, your 2018 Patient Hero for Transplant Research
When Noor celebrated her first birthday last summer, her family and friends were filled with appreciation and excitement.
“We didn’t know if we would ever get here,” recalls Noor’s mother, Reema.
Shortly after birth, a condition called biliary atresia caused Noor’s liver to fail and led to a domino effect throughout her tiny body. At Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, she spent the majority of her time in the intensive care unit and as the situation worsened, was placed on dialysis and intubated. A liver transplant was her only hope.
After several days on the nationwide organ donation waiting list and no luck, Noor’s parents and care team agreed: the best solution was for Reema to donate part of her liver. At just five months old, Noor received a life-saving partial-liver transplant from her mother.
Your support of transplant research has paved the way for advancements in care for children like Noor who are in dire need.
“We are so fortunate that the transplant team was able to quickly adjust from the original plan to performing the life-saving transplant using a piece of my wife’s liver,” Noor’s father, Mazin, says.
Noor’s transplant went well thanks to the care of the renowned transplant team at Packard Children’s, and today she is a happy, active toddler who loves playing with her older sister, Rania, and their cousins. Reema and Mazin are deeply appreciative of the team who cared for Noor and their family during an incredibly difficult time.
They also want to thank you for your support of transplant research that helps save the lives of children like Noor every day. Because of you, Noor and her family are grateful to have the chance to participate in their first Summer Scamper this year. Join them on June 24 to support future transplant research to benefit even more families at Packard Children’s!
Noor is #WhyWeScamper.
Register today for the 8th annual Summer Scamper on Sunday, June 24, 2018, and support care, comfort, and cures for more kids like Noor.