Celebrating One Year in the Hospital Bed after a Successful Liver Transplant – Join Us in Sending Sincere Wishes to this Resilient Boy! When we hear stories like Kasen’s, we remember that reality is undoubtedly different for everyone and that miracles exist even if it is sometimes hard for us to see them. Kasen from Syracuse is only one year old, and at his young age, he has shown that he is quite a warrior. He was born with liver problems as a result of a strange disease. Since he was born, he has spent much of his life in the hospital.
Due to his delicate state of health, Kasen underwent emergency surgery. If he managed to survive the operation, it was necessary to perform a liver transplant in order to ensure a near future for little Kasen; otherwise, he would not go for a long time. Mitayah Donerson, the child’s mother, could only wait patiently after including her baby on the waiting list. The mother is confident that a donor would appear.
The distraught mother knew that finding a donor would not be easy, but she never lost faith. That feeling, so resolute, sustains us in the most difficult moments. In addition to this, Mitayah felt that her world had turned upside down when she found out that several relatives had tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately, Kasen also became infected. Kasen was called “The miraculous baby.”
The child’s symptoms worsened every day for three days, and he was admitted to the hospital. Luckily, he had the support of the best team of doctors who managed to combat the virus. Little by little, everything was improving. After two weeks of her recovery from COVID-19, the mother received the best news of her life: they had found a donor for Kasen. “All I could do was cry. They were mother’s tears and tears of joy. She was so happy. I always knew that I was going to receive a transplant, that was my faith, but finally receiving that call and that message that the surgery was scheduled and that the relief of the load on my shoulders was gone, I felt so good,” said Mitayah.
After surgery, little Kasen evolved satisfactorily. The expression on his face had completely changed, his yellow eyes were a thing of the past, and even his attitude began to change. He already had the characteristic energy of a child his age.
Kasen has hardly left the hospital since he was born. He recently celebrated his first birthday in the intensive care unit. Being such a special patient, he was able to celebrate with his mother and all the staff who have closely followed his entire process this year—a journey full of challenges and victories. Between balloons and smiles, Kasen celebrated his first birthday. The path for Kasen has not been easy. Due to security measures, he will still remain in the hospital, even more so knowing all the risks he runs by catching the virus outside.
This beautiful little angel has a great future ahead of him; now he smiles tenderly while his mother is looking forward to seeing him grow up healthy and strong. Let’s keep sharing stories that motivate us to keep going—stories that remind us that with faith and hope, we can achieve what we thought was impossible.