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Crossing state lines for an organ transplant

from ABC News

In January 2011, Randy Rosiello, whose son Matthew was born with a rare liver disease, was "watching [her] child die," she told ABC News. "He went from 120 to 85 pounds in a three-month period." Matthew Rosiello, now 23 and a D.J. in Staten Island, N.Y., was born with biliary atresia. The family, said his mother, spent "every holiday, birthday, anniversary in the hospital." Because Matthew spent so much time there, Rosiello became a nurse. While biliary atresia often means that a child has a liver transplant before he or she enters kindergarten, Matthew had received no such transplant. One of the problems? He lived in New York state. For Matthew to survive, figured his mother, they would have to move. more


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