• 4-year-old Angelo Giorno in 'very critical, but stable' condition fighting virus


    DERRY, Pa. - Angelo Giorno, a 4-year-old boy who received a high-profile intestinal transplant in July, is said to be in “very critical, but stable” condition, according to his transplant Facebook page.

    On Friday, Angelo’s family posted that he was back in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit due to adenovirus.


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    Angelo and Lucas Goeller, 2, of Indiana Township both received life-saving organ transplants earlier this month. Both boys received organs from 3-year-old Olivia Swedberg, from Nebraska, who died of brain cancer.

    Lauressa Swedberg, Olivia’s mother, was connected to Lucas’ family through social media after she was sent an email about his condition.

    She requested that Olivia's liver go to Lucas through a process known as direct donation.

    When the transplant team recovered Olivia’s liver for Lucas, they also discovered that her small intestines would be a match for Angelo.

    The transplant has helped Angelo fight a digestive disorder called short bowel syndrome.

    Angelo was sent home to recover in late July. Earlier in the month, Angelo’s family said doctors had described his recovery as “miraculous.”

    To learn more about Angelo’s story, click here.

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