Manage episode 355099223 series 3446895
Host Candice Coghlan is joined by Team Delfina: Betsy Amores, Peter Budziak and their two amazing children, liver transplant recipient Delfina, and big brother Matthew. Peter and Betsy talk about their family’s journey with Delfina, who was diagnosed with biliary atresia, and later needed a living liver transplant to save her life. After a large media campaign and a surgery on her liver, mom Betsy became Delfina’s living liver donor. They speak about the impact it has had on their family, how to they love sports and supporting others going through similar journeys. Candice and Delfina’s family are joined by Delfina’s doctor, Dr. Vicky Ng, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto, staff physician in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplantation Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre at SickKids Hospital. They speak about biliary atresia, the transplant process, and how flying pigs, and clowns are just a couple of reasons why Sick Kids is one incredibly special place.
To read more about Team Delfina’s transplant journey visit: https://globalnews.ca/tag/delfina-budziak/
To read more about the Living Liver Transplants at Sick Kids visit: https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/centres/transplant-regenerative-medicine-centre/liver-transplant-program/
To read more about the Living Liver Transplant Program at UHN visit: https://www.uhn.ca/Transplant/Living_Donor_Program/Pages/living_liver_donor.aspx To read about Dr. Vicky Ng’s research, visit: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=vicky+ng
The views and opinions expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Toronto General Hospital or the University Health Network.