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Mechanicsville teen receives long-waited liver transplant

15-year-old Mya Santini receives long-awaited liver transplant
Posted at 11:58 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 00:02:30-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- After waiting on the transplant list, 15-years-old Mya Santini has received a second liver transplant.

We first told you about the Mechanicsville teen last month.

She had received her first transplant at four-years-old.

Her mother donated.

As the years went on Mya's body began rejecting the liver and she was back on the transplant list.

This past weekend Mya's parents received the call that a match has been found.

Mya was taken into and 8 hour surgery on Sunday and a second procedure on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday her family says she is doing very well.

They say she took her first steps since her procedure and her doctors say she is doing remarkably.

One of her surgeons said this was on of the most difficult procedures he has done but he is ecstatic with the results

Mya's father says she should be home in a few weeks after she completes her recovery at VCU Medical Center.