3-year-old Oklahoma boy receives life-saving split-liver transplant
BY JACLYN COSGROVE NewsOK.com
Sunday, February 17, 2013
2/17/13 at 5:59 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Troy Yoder powers through the hospital hallway on his orange Harley-Davidson plastic trike, unaware that he's a miracle boy.
The only thing Troy probably notices is that he feels better.
But a few weeks ago, doctors worried Troy wouldn't make it until his third birthday.
Instead, he woke up the morning of his birthday with balloons decorating his hospital room and a new liver supplying his body with much-needed nutrients.
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Original Print Headline: Boy, 3, receives life-saving split-liver transplant
Troy Yoder, 3, looks over his mother's shoulder on Monday. Troy has alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, but doctors say a recent liver transplant should give him a normal life. JIM BECKEL / The Oklahoman
Troy Yoder, 3, rides his trike with Dr. Vivek Kohli of Integris Baptist Medical Center in the background. JIM BECKEL / The Oklahoman