Transplant boosts Oscar's sight

Oscar Walsh

Four months after undergoing an ambitious operation, 3-year-old Nelson boy Oscar Walsh can see with both eyes again.

Oscar suffered an aggressive infection two years ago after a piece of grit got into his left eye. The grit was promptly removed at Nelson Hospital, but a bacterium that was introduced with it destroyed most of his cornea over the following weekend.

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Amy Ng Thomson

“I see myself as the kaitiaki/guardian of these precious lungs as a family has very generously donated their loved one's organs, so I will do what I need to protect them.”

Nurse Amy Ng-Thomson shares her story of a lifesaving lung transplant at the age of 36.

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