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Sierra is a kid with lots of interests and talents. She loves soccer, Halloween, hanging out with her friends, and especially, playing the ukulele. But Sierra can’t do all of the things she wants to, like go to summer camp, because her liver is sick. She has cholestatic liver disease.
So when Sierra learns she needs a liver transplant, she has lots of questions. What will surgery be like? Can I do all the things I want to after my transplant, like go to summer camp? Why do I need to take medication?
Help Sierra become healthy and strong by learning everything she can during her journey from the hospital to recovery at home, and beyond. Interact with her transplant team of doctors, nurses, and specialists, who will answer all of Sierra’s questions. Help her learn how to take good care of her new liver and understand why it’s important that she takes her anti-rejection medication!
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Developed in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation, “Sierra’s Journey to Health” is a teaching resource for young liver transplant patients with cholestatic liver disease and their families as they go through the transplant process. It can also help late elementary and middle school-aged audiences learn more about the immune system and the liver.