11-year-old Winnipeg girl is in Toronto after word of possible liver donor

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg girl battling a rare liver disease is in Toronto after recieving word there’s a possible donor for a transplant.

Eleven-year-old Allexis Siebrecht, who was born with biliary atresia, has been admitted to Sick Kids Hospital.

Her family tweeted Sunday morning that a possible liver match has become available from a deceased donor.

Allexis’ mother, Liz Siebrecht, made a public plea for a donor in March after learning her daughter needed a transplant within three to six months.

Biliary atresia impedes bile transport from the liver to the small intestine.

A 24-year-old Winnipeg women flew to Toronto in April after meeting most of the requirements to donate part of her liver for Allexis, but further testing determined she was not a match.

(CTV Winnipeg, CJOB)

The Canadian Press