Born with a rare liver disease


Timely surgery gives Kody Brant, born with a rare liver disease, a chance for a normal childhood.

Though he had newborn jaundice—a common condition—tests of his bilirubin levels showed no cause for concern. Doctors expected the situation to resolve on its own, as it typically does.

During a video visit with the family’s doctor’s office in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown, Kody still looked jaundiced, but not enough to raise alarm.

But as he approached the 3-month mark, Jolynn knew something was wrong.

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