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Natalia receives a liver transplant from her mother, goes to intensive care


After an operation that lasted almost 12 hours to receive a liver transplant, Natalia, the youngest 2-year-old who was born without bile ducts, went to the intensive care area at the Salt Lake hospital, in Utah, United States. United, where the intervention was carried out.

The donor was Alma Magaña, mother of the minor, who was the main promoter to raise the funds necessary for the operation to take place this Tuesday.

Yanick Gabriel Zambrano Mejía, father of the minor, reported that the medical report was favorable, by the medical team headed by specialist Manuel Rodríguez Dávalos, both are in good condition.

They have just notified that Natalia came out of surgery, that she is very well, that she is perfectly fine, right now they are just doing an ultrasound to check that she is well and they are going to take her down to intensive care.

And to wait two days to see how his organ reacts, but blessed be God, everything is fine and thanks to all the people who supported us and all the people who are supporting us, ”said Zambrano Mejía, in a telephone interview at 9:00 p.m. 26 hours from Central Mexico.

Two years ago, on November 28, Natalia was born with a condition in which her body failed to develop bile ducts, so she began receiving treatments and her parents were informed of the need to perform a transplant.

Alma, the mother of the minor, began to request help through a Facebook profile and later approached the organization Trasplante y Vida, led by Carolina Silva.

It was necessary to raise more than 80 thousand dollars, and when it seemed that it was impossible, the minor received the support of the golfer Lorena Ochoa and the boxer Saúl “El Canelo” Álvarez.

In addition, the doctor specializing in this type of transplants in children, Rodríguez Dávalos, also donated his services, along with his work team.

The operation was scheduled to take place in August, but it had to be postponed because Alma and Natalia contracted Covid-19, so that situation had to be overcome first, in which they did not present symptoms of the disease.

Zambrano Mejía, Natalia’s father, said that his wife left the operating room at approximately 5 in the afternoon, to remain for 24 hours under observation in intensive care.