A liver transplant as an infant means a chance at a long life

A liver transplant as an infant means a chance at a long life

Kole Jacobs

Date of Birth: 6/15/2000

Date of Organ Donation: 1/6/2001

Organ Donation story:

I was born with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia. I was first diagnosed when I was eight weeks old. My first surgery was at nine weeks. It was called a Kasai.

When I was six months old I had my liver transplant. Being so young I don’t know everything that happened. I know for the first several years we spent a lot of time at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. I still see doctors frequently and have blood draws every three months. I will be on medication for the rest of my life. I am very grateful for everything I have been blessed with.

Family and other personal information you wish to share: My parents are Kip and Kelly Jacobs. I have two siblings, Kai and Kip Jacobs, Jr. My grandparents are Butch and Laura Wood.

Any other information you wish to share about Organ Donation: It’s a blessing. I would recommend everyone to sign up.

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