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Baby beats cancer after mum donates part of her liver

Baby Patricia underwent her last round of chemotherapy in April (Picture: SWNS)

Baby Patricia underwent her last round of chemotherapy in April (Picture: SWNS)

A mother saved the life of her baby daughter who had been diagnosed with cancer, by donating her own liver.

Despite a one in 200 chance of not making it through the operation, Sophie Barr, 25, says she didnt think twice about putting herself forward when she found out her daughter needed a transplant.

At just three and a half months old, doctors found a tumour in baby Patricias liver.

She began chemotherapy in January, but her condition deteriorated and she ended up in intensive care.

Parents Sophie and Andrew, 38, were told the best course of action would be a transplant, and Patricia was put on an emergency donor list at Leeds Childrens Hospital.

After an agonising wait for the family, a suitable liver was found in March – but doctors cancelled the operation in the theatre because it turned out to be damaged.

Adorable tot, Patricia. See SWNS story SWLEliver; A selfless mother whose daughter was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour at just three-and-a-half-months-old saved her life - by donating part of her own LIVER. Sophie Barr, 25, didn?t think twice about putting herself forward for the transplant when no donor was available despite a one in 200 chance of not making it through the operation. Adorable tot, Patricia is now "loving life" and celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday (10 Sept) cancer-free. The youngster was just a few months old when doctors found a tumour on her liver before her condition began to rapidly deteriorate. She became so poorly her parents decided to have her christened in hospital in case she didn't pull through. Medics told Patricia's parents the best course of action to prevent the cancer returning would be a liver transplant and she was put on the UK emergency donor list. After an agonising wait, a suitable liver was found but medics cancelled the operation with Patricia in theatre because it turned out to be damaged. Sophie, from Sheffield, South Yorks., had already put herself forward to be a donor and amazingly tests revealed she was a perfect match for her only child.

Sophie Barr, 25, didnt think twice about putting herself forward for the transplant when no donor was available (Picture: Sophie Barr / SWNS)

However, test results came through the same day showing Sophie, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was a suitable match.

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She immediately agreed to donate 20 per cent of her liver.

She said: You dont think about the risk to yourself, you just think that you could save your childs life. I didnt even think twice about it. I would do it again.

Mum Sophie Barr with tot, Patricia. See SWNS story SWLEliver; A selfless mother whose daughter was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour at just three-and-a-half-months-old saved her life - by donating part of her own LIVER. Sophie Barr, 25, didn?t think twice about putting herself forward for the transplant when no donor was available despite a one in 200 chance of not making it through the operation. Adorable tot, Patricia is now "loving life" and celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday (10 Sept) cancer-free. The youngster was just a few months old when doctors found a tumour on her liver before her condition began to rapidly deteriorate. She became so poorly her parents decided to have her christened in hospital in case she didn't pull through. Medics told Patricia's parents the best course of action to prevent the cancer returning would be a liver transplant and she was put on the UK emergency donor list. After an agonising wait, a suitable liver was found but medics cancelled the operation with Patricia in theatre because it turned out to be damaged. Sophie, from Sheffield, South Yorks., had already put herself forward to be a donor and amazingly tests revealed she was a perfect match for her only child.

Mum Sophie Barr with tot, Patricia (Picture: Sophie Barr / SWNS)

Mum Sophie Barr with tot, Patricia and Andrew, Patricia happy and well ( days before ringing the bell). See SWNS story SWLEliver; A selfless mother whose daughter was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour at just three-and-a-half-months-old saved her life - by donating part of her own LIVER. Sophie Barr, 25, didn?t think twice about putting herself forward for the transplant when no donor was available despite a one in 200 chance of not making it through the operation. Adorable tot, Patricia is now "loving life" and celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday (10 Sept) cancer-free. The youngster was just a few months old when doctors found a tumour on her liver before her condition began to rapidly deteriorate. She became so poorly her parents decided to have her christened in hospital in case she didn't pull through. Medics told Patricia's parents the best course of action to prevent the cancer returning would be a liver transplant and she was put on the UK emergency donor list. After an agonising wait, a suitable liver was found but medics cancelled the operation with Patricia in theatre because it turned out to be damaged. Sophie, from Sheffield, South Yorks., had already put herself forward to be a donor and amazingly tests revealed she was a perfect match for her only child.

Adorable tot, Patricia is now loving life and celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday cancer-free (Picture: Sophie Barr / SWNS)

Adorable tot, Patricia. See SWNS story SWLEliver; A selfless mother whose daughter was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour at just three-and-a-half-months-old saved her life - by donating part of her own LIVER. Sophie Barr, 25, didn?t think twice about putting herself forward for the transplant when no donor was available despite a one in 200 chance of not making it through the operation. Adorable tot, Patricia is now "loving life" and celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday (10 Sept) cancer-free. The youngster was just a few months old when doctors found a tumour on her liver before her condition began to rapidly deteriorate. She became so poorly her parents decided to have her christened in hospital in case she didn't pull through. Medics told Patricia's parents the best course of action to prevent the cancer returning would be a liver transplant and she was put on the UK emergency donor list. After an agonising wait, a suitab<a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/15/baby-beats-cancer-mum-donates-part-liver-10748285/>Read More – Source</a></p>
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