News : 2011 : May

Child Ready To Go Home After Receiving Seven Transplanted Organs at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Delilah Nevaeh Valdez, 19 months, will finally go home with her parents to San Antonio after surviving — and thriving — on the heels of a seven-organ transplant at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

“Delilah had a condition in which her smooth muscles don’t contract normally,’’ said Dr. Andreas Tzakis, director of UM/Jackson Memorial’s liver/GI transplant program. He performed the nearly 14-hour surgery.