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Shannon Palmatier: Camden’s Journey

Shannon sitting in hospital bed next to son, Camden

On May 12th, 2022, my 14-year-old son, Camden, received the gift of life. He was diagnosed at two-years-old with a hereditary liver disease known as progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC-3). Last fall his health began to decline, and by March of 2022 he was placed on the pediatric liver transplant list. Camden had a rare domino liver transplant which involved a deceased donor, another patient with a metabolic disease, and Camden. With this transplant, two young lives were saved by one selfless donor. Almost six months post transplant, Camden is back to school and healthier than ever. He is just one example of why organ donation is so very important. He is definitely one in a million!

*His older brother, Evan, also had a liver transplant in May of 2020

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