Boy who had life-saving surgery leaving hospital, going home for Thanksgiving



PITTSBURGH - A 14-year-old boy who had life-saving surgery last week is leaving the hospital and going home for Thanksgiving.

Adam Snow was hours from dying last week before receiving a new liver.

Doctors said his quick turnaround was incredible. Snow has been walking and eating normally.

"I believe that life definitely cannot be taken for granted. Obviously I'm young, but I mean, I definitely have a new outlook on life and want to enjoy it as much as I can," said Snow.

Doctors said Snow may return to school after the new year, and he should lead a normal life with the help of anti-rejection medicine.  

According to his parents, Linda and Skip Snow, Snow developed flu-like symptoms and yellowing eyes. They took him to Children’s Hospital, and within days, he was transferred to the intensive care unit.

Doctors said they diagnosed Adam with a mysterious and incurable disease from an airborne virus that began attacking his liver and causing it to fail.

He was given 36 hours to live if he didn’t receive a liver.