After their baby daughter Maia was diagnosed with a very rare metabolic disorder called propionic acidemia, and many months in and out of hospital, parents Tara and Richard embarked on a complex medical journey to get Maia well.
In the eighth episode of Let’s Talk Organ and Tissue Donation, podcast host Michael Billings speaks to Tara about baby Maia, who underwent a liver transplant aged just 20 months.
“We wanted to give her the best possible chance of thriving and living her fullest life,” said Tara.
The gift of organ donation helped give Maia exactly that.
“Knowing that Maia was 20 months when she had her transplant, and knowing she had a paediatric donor – somebody in that situation, at the most traumatic time in their life, has made a decision that helped save our daughter’s life. You can’t clearly put into words, how to say thank you.”
Stories of strength and resilience amid adversity are being showcased in the new podcast series produced by our DonateLife Victoria team.