Liver transplant toddler battling cancer that came from the donated organ that saved her life

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Liver transplant toddler battling cancer that came from the donated organ that saved her life



A TOT who survived a liver transplant is battling cancer brought on by the donated organ.
Evie Latewood has tumours in her new liver, as well as the ribs, kidneys and abdomen.
Sunday Life Brave Evie Batewood survived a liver transplant is battling cancer brought on by the donated organ
Sunday Life Evie, with mum Nathalie, 26, and dad Dyllan, 27, was diagnosed as suffering from glioblastoma, the cancer which killed her donor
Docs confirmed it came from her donor, who died of brain cancer.
Evie, born with a rare liver disease, became gravely ill last February aged nine months.
A liver was found in 24 hours, and doctors told her mum Nathalie, 26, and dad Dyllan, 27, the chance of the disease being passed on was 0.5 per cent. Evie, who has a twin sister Katie and brother Eli, three, then spent five weeks in hospital and appeared to make a full recovery.
But her  mum saw a lump on her ribs last November — and  doctors discovered cancer cells had been growing in her liver and spreading.
EVIE’S PROGNOSIS IS UNKNOWN
It was diagnosed as glioblastoma, the cancer which killed her donor.
Nathalie said: “It hit really hard. You are completely devastated. You go on auto­pilot.” Evie, two next month, has finished a course of ­chemotherapy which has shrunk her tumours.
But as her condition is so rare her prognosis is unknown.
Nathalie, of Portadown, Northern Ireland, said: “If she hadn’t had that transplant she would not be alive today and after it she had an amazing eight months.”
She said of Evie: “She is such a happy wee thing.
“To see what she has overcome is amazing.”
Sunday Life Nathalie saw a lump on Evie’s ribs last November — and doctors discovered cancer cells had been growing in her liver and spreading
Sunday Life Mum Nathalie, said: ‘If she hadn’t had that transplant she would not be alive today’
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