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'Super Hero' Home From Afghanistan Donates Liver to Nephew

'Super Hero' Home From Afghanistan Donates Liver to Nephew

At 2 weeks old, Hudson Hill’s skin had a yellow tint, and then his eyes turned yellow. Doctors at Seattle Children's discovered Hudson's liver wasn't draining bile and he had progressed to end-stage liver disease and needed a liver transplant. His mother couldn't donate so soon after giving birth and his dad wasn't a match. However, Trevor Hill, Hudson’s uncle and lieutenant colonel in the Army Special Forces, was a match. "Giving someone a second chance at life, it's the most amazing gift you could give anyone," said Dr. Andre Dick, the surgical director of kidney transplant at Seattle Children’s, who added that Hudson did quite well after transplant.

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