Zachary Branson was born with a liver disease known as biliary atresia. The main procedure that was performed is known as a Kasai portoenterostomy. This operation connects the bile drainage from the liver directly to the intestinal tract. Success of this procedure may be improved when it is done before an infant is 8 weeks old. The Kasai procedure is helpful because it permits bile to flow and can allow a child to grow and remain in fairly good health for many years. It is important to understand that this surgery is typically a treatment for and not cure of biliary atresia. Ongoing liver disease is likely to continue to occur even with a successful operation. Up to 80 percent of children who undergo the Kasai portoenterostomy will eventually need to have a liver transplant. Doctors warned that Zach would not live past the age of 2 years old. Now at 32 years old, Zach has surprised the medical community. He has gone through quite rough times in his life growing up with this disease.
Now he is to the point where he desperately needs a liver transplant to keep enjoying life. We are starting this fund for him for all associated costs of the transplant and for his cost of living expenses. This will help cover those costs and include him being able to hire help to tend to the farm while he is laid up.
These costs are needed asap and are greatly appreciated.
Please help our brother get through this rough time and come out on the other side of it smiling as always.
Much love to all of you that take the time to read this and even more to those that share or donate in his great time of need. Thank you all!
- SCOTT E FRASER
- Taylor Rodriguez
- Alex Kammerer