April 30, 2013
Hannah Warren, 2, looks up as nurse Bethany McGfraw paints her fingernails in a post-op room at Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. Hannah received a new windpipe in a landmark windpipe operation April 9. She was born in South Korea without a windpipe but received a new one made from her own stem cells. She is the youngest patient ever to get the experimental treatment. Doctors announced Tuesday, she is recovering and likely will lead a normal life.
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A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.
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