The joy that came with the birth of Gwendolyn Tsawo’s seventh child, little Elijah, was followed days later by grave concern. He was jaundiced. Even with treatment, his sallow skin and yellowed eyes wouldn’t perk up.
Doctors diagnosed Elijah with biliary atresia, a condition that reduces the flow of bile from the liver. Toxins were building up in his body, and they could cause brain damage. The infant would need a liver transplant.