Last week, I got a day-turn assignment to shoot with a 9-year-old girl at Children’s Hospital who had six organs transplanted at once. After a rare, non-malignant tumor encased her esophagus and abdominal organs, this major transplant — and first esophagus transplant ever in the region — was the only way to save her life. They waited more than a year for donor organs. She has been sick, in and out of hospitals, since she was 4-years-old.
I shot and edited this video with Alannah and her grandmother the day before they were heading home after three months in the hospital recovering. The doctors say she will have a normal life, which is really incredible.