Dayrin Perez Oliver - Twinkle in her Eye

She has adorable dimples that are visible even when she's not smiling, though to find 2-year-old Dayrin Perez Oliver without a bright, open smile on her face is rare.

She is full of energy, with a twinkle in her eye that charms strangers and family members alike.

Not long after she was born, Dayrin was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a rare, life-threatening liver disorder.

She had her first surgery at Children's when she was just 6 weeks old, but doctors told her mother, Norma, that her daughter would eventually need a liver transplant.

At 19 months old, Dayrin underwent a liver transplant and spent four weeks recovering at Children's. Today, just a few months later, she's a feisty, talkative toddler, who loves to have her nails painted and play with lipstick.

Her family is greatful for the many people at Children's who helped them throughout Dayrin's surgery and continue to care for her.

Dear Children's,
Every member of your staff was so nice to us. The nurses loved Dayrin and played with her all the time. I'm especially greatful to the doctors who saved my daughter's life. Gracias, Norma Oliver

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