POWERFUL: Tearful Reunion of Father and Daughter after Liver Transplant [VIDEO]


What an amazing story!

A father had a tearful reunion with his daughter days after he acted as a living donor for the 3-year-old girl.

Michael Wagner greeted his daughter Phuoc with, “Hey mon belle,” or, “Hey, my beauty,” in a video posted to the family’s Facebook page. The reunion occurred just five days after he donated part of his liver to the child.

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Wagner was brought to tears as he sat down on his adoptive daughter’s bed and asked her how she felt in French.

Wagner underwent a lengthy surgery on Feb. 10 to donate a portion of his liver to Phouc. Both Phouc and her twin sister, Binh, needed liver transplants after suffering liver damage because of a genetic condition called Alagille syndrome.

While Wagner was a match for both girls, he can only undergo the procedure to be a living donor once. Doctors picked Phuoc for the first donation because of her more advanced need.

Read more: abcnews.go.com


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