The Canadian Press Published Monday, April 20, 2015 7:49AM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 20, 2015 3:23PM EDT
TORONTO — A three-year-old girl from Kingston, Ont., has received a liver transplant two months after her twin sister underwent the same surgery to combat a potentially fatal genetic disorder.
A post on the Wagner family’s Facebook page says Binh received her “gift” from an anonymous donor, though the timing of the surgery is being kept secret to protect the donor’s privacy.
Binh’s twin sister Phuoc returned home from hospital last month after receiving part of her father Michael Wagner’s liver.
The girls suffer from Alagille syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects vital organs and can be fatal.
The family writes on Facebook that Binh is “recovering well, at her own pace,” despite experiencing “very different medical issues” than her sister.
Phuoc, meanwhile, has managed to sleep without her feeding pump.
“We are looking forward to all being reunited and leading a healthier life now, with both transplants finally behind us,” the post reads.
Before transplant, Binh received her crown after blood work. Following pics are post surgery and in ICU where she had trouble with breathing for much longer than her twin. Posted by Liver Transplants for our Vietnamese Twin Girls on Monday, April 20, 2015