Boy, 3, Undergoes Rare Five-Organ Transplant

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A three-year-old boy in Miami was recovering after undergoing a life-saving five-organ transplant, officials at Jackson Memorial Hospital announced Wednesday.


Adonis Ortiz underwent a five organ transplant in Miami back in October. (Credit: WBSF)

Adonis Ortiz underwent the multi-visceral transplant in October at which time he received a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestines, according to hospital officials.

Adonis has already undergone a number of surgeries in his young life after being born with Short Bowel Syndrome, a condition in which the intestines protrude through a hole in the abdominal wall, according to a donation webpage for the boy.

At a news conference on Wednesday, the boy’s mother said the doctor’s gave Adonis a “50-50” chance of survival when he was born.

“He is really strong,” mother Aracelis Ortiz said. “After all his surgeries, he comes out with a smile. I’m like, how do you come out with a smile? They just chopped you up.”

He’s expected to make a full recovery.