Jeffrey over at Transplant Alliance called the online community’s attention to a beautiful Web site called ellasliver.com. Ella Watson is a 25-year-old artist who somehow, remarkably, managed to survive biliary artesia as an infant and live relatively complication-free until she was 24. She now needs a liver transplant, and her family and friends are considering being living donors. Her art work is fun to check out — she has a photographic “medical militia” series with pieces titled things like “Shoot from the Gut” featuring waterguns and percutaneous bile drains – along with a perfect “mercedes” scar.
I don’t know Ella and have never talked to her, but she is a member at Transplant Alliance, a great community to explore if you are experiencing transplantation in any way.
Thank you, Ella, for your energy, your humor, your spirit. Let us know at GGF if there is anything we can do to support any living donors who might pop up to help. We’re here for them!
Here’s hoping your Web site can come down soon and you are on your way to a healthy new chapter.