Felix in battle for life

Felix Alderson will soon be turning 1 but he has already had more hospital admissions than many people have in a lifetime.

At 6 weeks old, Felix, the son of Tammy and Paul Alderson, past operators of Tamahere’s Punnet Cafe, was diagnosed with biliary atresia (BA), a disease that meant his bile ducts were not properly formed, so the bile could not drain into the intestine.

Instead it built up in his liver, causing irreversible damage and now the infant is on a waiting list for a liver transplant.

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