Newborn Receives Living Donor Partial Liver Transplant, Happy and Healthy 10 Years Later

Liver transplant recipient at 10 months old, Adalyn (Boo) Liao, is now a healthy 10-year old.

Adalyn was diagnosed with a choledochal cyst, a developmental condition in newborns, where the common bile duct between the liver and the small intestine is blocked, resulting in liver damage. Despite all efforts to save her liver, she became so sick that the only remaining option was a liver transplant. She underwent a successful living donor partial liver transplant at Mount Sinai when she was 10 months old. Her mom, Annette, was her donor.

Adalyn is now 10 years old. She is very happy, healthy, and adventurous. She enjoys skateboarding, surfing, and rollerblading with her three sisters Angelia, Avraelle, and Aylexis. She has achieved a brown belt in karate and loves to shoot hoops, swim, and travel. Indoors, she loves to draw, paint, and build with Legos.

Adalyn was nicknamed “boo” by her father, Yuan, because when she used to cry she would hold her breath and puff out her cheeks and release a sound like “boo.” Now Boo no longer sheds few tears and has been living a happy and active life.