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MADISON, Wis. — A new child in Madison is being thought of a miracle child.
Lucas Hougam was recognized with congenital CMV, a virus that assaults the liver, shortly after he was born in August 2019.
He was in want of a life-saving organ transplant. The household posted an pressing plea on social media and obtained greater than 100 provides from across the nation, however none had been good candidates.
Lastly, Lucas discovered a match in his mother Jenny’s former highschool classmate. She got here ahead to donate a part of her liver, although she lived in North Carolina.
“Somebody who we hadn’t spoken to in in all probability 10 years, reached out to me,” Jenny Hougom stated. “I keep in mind getting the Fb message and her saying, ‘Jenny, I feel I’m going to be a match. I feel I can save your son.’ I used to be simply in full shock.”
Lucas obtained his liver transplant at UW Well being one yr in the past on Thursday. He’s believed to be the primary pediatric affected person to undergo a transplate whereas nonetheless having the lively CMV liver virus.
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