WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – The clock is ticking for a little girl from Trumbull County.
She was born with a debilitating liver condition and desperately needs an organ donor to save her life.
The four short years of Jamie’s life have not been easy ones. She has been in foster care since the day she was born, and she has spent much of that time fighting a congenital liver condition known as Biliary Atresia.
Now, her options are running out. She has spent the past four months at UPMC Children’s Hospital, and doctors say she won’t leave without a new liver.
“Her condition has worsened. If she does not get a liver soon, she will not survive,” said Marilyn Pape from Trumbull County Children Services. “We are looking for someone who can be a hero for Jamie and save her life.”
Like most little girls, she loves princesses and she loves to sing. But her will to live makes her one of a kind. Pape said the agency knows there is a match for Jamie somewhere.
“There has to be someone who meets the qualifications and be there for her,” Pape said.
But that special someone has to meet some very important requirements. They have to have Type O blood, be between the ages of 18 and 55, have a body mass index of 30 or less and be in healthy condition.
There is a Facebook page to help with the search. It is called A Liver for Jamie.
Any individual interested in being considered as a liver donor for Jamie should contact Angela Barber, Liver and Kidney Donor Coordinator for UPMC, at 412-647-5489 to begin the inquiry campaign.