Monday, January 08, 2007

8-year-old Portland boy gets rare intestine transplant at Children's Hospital

His name is Alfie Bautista. He's an 8-year-old Portland boy with a huge smile, who loves music and reading. And for his entire life, he has needed to be fed through an intravenous line just to survive, because he was born with intestines that didn't work.
This week at Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center in Seattle, Alfie received an intestine transplant — the complete replacement of his small intestine — that will enable him to finally eat solid food.
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