A mother has donated part of her liver to save the life of her six-year-old son who only had days to live



A mother has donated part of her liver to save the life of her six-year-old son who only had days to live.

Claire DeStratis, 33, from Victoria, Australia, risked her own life by undergoing transplant surgery in a bid to save her child, Jake, who was on life support after catching a virus at school.

Claire, 광주 성형외과 also mother to Mia, seven, and Evie, three, underwent a six-hour operation while her son was operated on for 12 hours. 

Thankfully, the mother said the transplant is working ‘like a miracle’ for Jake, who had contracted hepatitis – which causes inflammation of the liver.

Claire DeStratis (pictured), 33, from Victoria, Australia, risked her own life by undergoing transplant surgery in a bid to save her child, Jake, who was on life support after catching a virus at school

Claire DeStratis (pictured), 33, from Victoria, Australia, risked her own life by undergoing transplant surgery in a bid to save her child, Jake, who was on life support after catching a virus at school

Pictured, Jake recovering from the operation in hospital

Pictured, Jake recovering from the operation in hospital

Claire DeStratis (pictured left), 33, 광주 성형외과 from Victoria, Australia, risked her own life by undergoing transplant surgery in a bid to save her son, Jake (pictured right), who was on life support after catching a virus at school

Claire (pictured with her family), also mother to Mia, seven, and Evie, three, underwent a six-hour operation while her son was operated on for 12 hours

Claire (pictured with her family), also mother to Mia, seven, and Evie, three, underwent a six-hour operation while her son was operated on for 12 hours

Claire (pictured with her family), also mother to Mia, seven, and Evie, three, underwent a six-hour operation while her son was operated on for 12 hours

Hospitality worker Claire said: ‘I didn’t even have to give it a second thought.

When he was ill, I wasn’t in control, when I found out I was a match for Jake, I was in control again.

‘They don’t really want to use living donors but it was so urgent, they couldn’t keep him on life support for much longer so he only had days left.’

She added: ‘Everything has worked like it’s a miracle.

The surgeons said it was a beautiful piece of liver and it’s working fantastic. They’re extremely happy with how it’s gone.’

Thankfully, the mother said the transplant is working 'like a miracle' for Jake (pictured recovering in hospital), who had contracted hepatitis - which causes inflammation of the liver

Thankfully, the mother said the transplant is working 'like a miracle' for Jake (pictured recovering in hospital), who had contracted hepatitis - which causes inflammation of the liver

Jake (above) contracted hepatitis - which causes inflammation of the liver

Jake (above) contracted hepatitis - which causes inflammation of the liver

Thankfully, the mother said the transplant is working ‘like a miracle’ for Jake (pictured recovering in hospital), who had contracted hepatitis – which causes inflammation of the liver

Hospitality worker Claire said: 'I didn't even have to give it a second thought. When he was ill, I wasn't in control, when I found out I was a match for Jake (pictured), I was in control again'

Hospitality worker Claire said: 'I didn't even have to give it a second thought. When he was ill, I wasn't in control, when I found out I was a match for Jake (pictured), I was in control again'

Hospitality worker Claire said: ‘I didn’t even have to give it a second thought.

When he was ill, I wasn’t in control, when I found out I was a match for Jake (pictured), I was in control again’

Jake pictured during his recovery

Jake pictured during his recovery

Jake (pictured with his father) had caught an infection at school in February and quickly contracted viral hepatitis

Jake (pictured with his father) had caught an infection at school in February and quickly contracted viral hepatitis

Jake (pictured with his father, right) had caught an infection at school in February and 광주 성형외과 quickly contracted viral hepatitis

Jake had caught an infection at school in February and quickly contracted viral hepatitis.

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