Three year-old Aria MacDonald has never eaten. The New Zealander pre-schooler was born without a working bowel. Doctors feared she might not live beyond a few days. But for three years she has survived on liquid nutrition fed directly into her bloodstream each night while she sleeps. But her parents always knew it was only a temporary fix. Now her health is deteriorating rapidly.
Her only chance of survival, and a normal life, is a complex multiple organ transplant, a surgery rarely performed anywhere in the world. Desperate to give Aria a chance to live, her parents pleaded with the New Zealand Government for the three million dollars to treat Aria. They are about to uproot their family to move to Omaha (USA) where they will wait for the donation of new organs.