Little Girl Meets Parents Of The ‘Angel’ Who Donated Her Organs
After a little girl received an incredible gift through organ donation, she had the opportunity to meet the parents of the donor who saved her life.
Eight-year-old Kyree Beachem was born with Hirschsprung’s disease, an intestinal disorder that causes severe constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting and can lead to serious, life-threatening colon complications. After waiting five years for a multi-organ transplant, Kyree’s mother received a call on Nov. 24 that there may be a new donor, she told The Huffington Post. By the wee hours of Nov. 25, Kyree was in surgery receiving a new liver, pancreas and small intestine.
The recovery process has involved some complications, but the 8-year-old has persevered and is making strides — a huge relief for her family, who has watched her go through painfully difficult times.
In early 2010, Kyree received a small intestine transplant, but her body unfortunately rejected the organ, forcing her to go on IV nutrition for 22 hours a day and eventually making her unable to attend school. Throughout everything, Nan said, “she has remained a very beautiful child that enjoys life.” This organ donation will give her the chance to live her life even more fully.
The multi-organ transplant attracted media attention, and by piecing together the timing and other facts of the news story, the parents of the little girl whose organs Kyree received were able to identify their late daughter as the donor.
Luis and Evelyn Morales’ 5-year-old daughter Arianna had a brain disorder and passed away from a sudden illness on Nov. 23. When they saw Kyree’s story in the news and realized Arianna had been the donor, the Morales reached out to the Beachems via Facebook to talk and eventually set up a meeting.
“The meeting with the Morales was obviously very emotional —> Read More