James, The Laois Baby That Taught Us To Never Give Up

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That's according to James' family.

A major fundraiser is underway for a midlands baby, who is in a critical condition after suffering a series of life threatening liver failures.

12-week-old Laois' James Moran is currently being treated in the UK.

By the time James was 12 days old, he had already been a patient in five different hospitals, moving from Portlaoise to  The Coombe,  and onto Crumlin, before being transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and finally King’s College Hospital in London where he still remains. 

His mum Michelle had a healthy pregnancy with no complications until she went into spontaneous labour at 36 weeks. 

Within 24 hours of his birth James suffered from a collapsed lung and went into septic shock. 

His parents were then told he had a life-threatening issue with his liver and needed to be transported urgently to the UK. 

In King's College Hospital, he  underwent a liver transplant, which failed after a couple of days, and he wasn't immediately put back on the organ transplant list and against all odds, he survived without a liver for 48 hours before receiving another transplant, which doctors believe will last for up to two years,

His mum Michelle will then donate 20% of her liver to him. 

The Go Fund Me page, which was set up three days ago, has already raised over €46,000 to support the family with their everyday living expenses.

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