9-year-old Cary woman receives life-saving liver transplant at Duke


CARY, N.C. (WTVD) — After spending 59 days within the hospital, 9-year-old Chloe Cassell is again residence in Cary after receiving a life-saving liver transplant at Duke Hospital.

Chloe’s household says she had been the image of well being her complete life however that every one modified Nov. 12, 2021, 5 days after her birthday.

“It simply began out of the blue,” Chloe’s mother Morgan Cassell mentioned. “She simply began turning jaundice, after which it simply form of turned, snowballed from there.”

Chloe was identified with acute liver failure. She acquired a transplant on Nov. 22 at Duke, and her household hoped for a number of weeks post-op hospital keep however issues adopted. Chloe skilled declining blood ranges and inside bleeding main to a different emergency surgical procedure.

After practically two months, the third-grader at Turner Creek Elementary is lastly capable of return residence however would require homeschooling for a number of months and weekly visits to the physician.

The Cassells at the moment are fundraising with the assistance of Youngsters’s Organ Transplant Affiliation (COTA), which can assist help Chloe on the life-long medical journey that follows her transplant.

“She’s handled sufficient,” Morgan Cassell mentioned. “So, to have that help and know that she’s by no means struggling and having to determine between like medication and housing or meals as a result of we’re not all the time going to be round.

“We will additionally bless different households which are going by means of this,” she added.

Chloe’s Crew is beginning its fundraising with a aim of $65,000. They will be promoting T-shirts and holding occasions together with raffles and digital runs.

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