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A Champion for Miracles

Rosie, a transplant patient at UPMC Children’s, has been named a 2020 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals champion.

Originally from California, Rosie has received two liver transplants at UPMC Children’s. She was diagnosed with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), a genetic disorder of metabolism in which the body cannot process certain parts of protein, potentially leading to irreparable brain damage.

Rosie’s family sought out UPMC Children’s as the national leader in performing liver transplant for children with MSUD.

Now in kindergarten, 6-year-old Rosie is in gymnastics and swimming. She loves to do crafts and enjoys going to Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games. She is a living example of the miracles that happen every day at UPMC.

Congratulations, Rosie!