Parade Day: Boy Gets Liver Transplant

07/11/17
Submitted By Sefenech Henok

PARADE DAY HAD A BIGGER MEANING THAN CATCHING CANDY FOR ONE 12 YEAR OLD BOY. GAVIN MAXWELL IS JUST HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND AFTER RECEIVING A LIFE-SAVING LIVER TRANSPLANT FOLLOWING THE DIAGNOSIS OF A GENETIC LIVER DISEASE. THROUGH "DONATE LIFE WYOMING" MAXWELL WAS PLACED ON A DONOR LIST IN 2015, AND JUST 19 DAYS LATER RECEIVE A MATCH FROM A 14 YEAR OLD DONOR WHO PASSED AWAY IN A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. TODAY, GAVIN IS AS ACTIVE AS ANY 12 YEAR OLD; PLAYING BASEBALL, SOCCER AND BASKETBALL IN SHERIDAN. HE PLANS ON BECOMING A POLICE OFFCIER WHEN HE GROWS UP.