NEW YORK - A baby from upstate New York who has suffered coronavirus and liver disease in his first year of life has undergone a successful liver transplant.
Kasen Donerlson from Syracuse developed a rare liver disease shortly after his birth last January. Biliary atresia causes blockages in the liver.
While waiting for a transplant in November, the baby developed a fever and tested positive for COVID-19, according to WMBF.
"He always seems to wow his doctors. He is a blessing, and he is a miracle," his mother Mitayah Donerlson told the station.
A donor liver was found and Kasen underwent a transplant surgery on January 3, 2021 in Pittsburgh. His mom posted photos of him from the day of the transplant on a GoFundMe page she had set up to raise money for his treatment.
The baby may need to stay hospitalized for up to six more months, according to WBRC.