Zoe Anderson is an eleven-month-old resident of Fishers, Indiana. She is the daughter of Carly and Seth Anderson. She is starting to sit up, loves to shake and chew on toys and loves to watch her brothers play-she lights up when they enter the room.
At 6 weeks old, Zoe’s parents started noticing something wasn’t right. After a visit to the pediatrician, lab work and scans, she was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia. Zoe had her first life-saving surgery, known as the Kasai procedure at 8 weeks old. There is no cure for Biliary Atresia, and the next step will be a liver transplant. Biliary Atresia is a liver disease in which one or more bile ducts is abnormally narrow, blocked or absent. As a result, bile doesn’t leave the body as it should causing further damage to the liver and issues with growth and nutrition.
The estimated cost of Zoe’s transplant surgery exceeds $500,000, with additional costs for post-transplant medication and care. The...