Four-year old Natalia Dreeland received the best possible news — a rare matched liver was available for her much-needed transplant — but at the worst possible time. With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on NJ and NY that very day, the chances of being able to transport that liver from Nevada to NY grew slimmer with each passing hour. Yet Natalia's transplant team, transplant coordinators, and heroic pilots did not give up until the donor liver arrived safely at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Three weeks later, Natalia is recovering and doing well.
Read the full story in the New York Times.