Stories of Hope

Valerie Franks

Liver Recipient

After eight years of marriage, Valerie and her husband were ready to grow their family. Aniston, now six months old, is a true miracle of life, as she would not be here if it hadn’t been for her mom’s liver transplant. Diagnosed with biliary atresia – a disease of the bile ducts – at only 18 months old, Valerie needed a transplant to survive, which she received when she was only two.

Twenty-seven years later Valerie is enjoying being a new mom and looks forward to sharing the world with Aniston.

“To be able to live a normal childhood, get married, and start our family all because of my transplant is amazing. I’m thankful.”

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