Rockford supports girl through liver transplant

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Dozens of people attended a Sunday fundraiser for a Rockford-area girl who is recovering from a liver transplant.

Cora Lee, 10, was diagnosed as a baby with a disease called biliary atresia, which prevents the liver from functioning properly. Then in August, doctors discovered a mass on her liver. A follow-up appointment earlier this year revealed it was cancerous.

Cora's parents said they always knew she would have to get a liver transplant, but the cancer made the need more urgent.

"There's nothing like waiting for that gift of life," Cora's mother Jennifer Lee said. "You can't fathom it."

The call came just before midnight June 11 and Cora got her new liver the next day.

An undated courtesy photo of Cora Lee in the hospital.On Sunday, she returned home from a stay in the hospital at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her parents said she was doing well.

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