Father can only save one of his dying 3-year-old twins

Father can only save one of his dying 3-year-old twins
PHOTO: Man can only donate liver to one of his dying twin daughters

He is faced with a heartwrenching dilemma - which twin daughter to save?

Michael Wagner and his wife are running short of time.

The couple from Ontario, Canada, are looking to find a suitable liver donor for one of their two ailing twin daughters suffering from Alagille syndrome.

Their two girls - Binh and Phuoc - were adopted from Vietnam when they were 18 months old.

Mrs Wagner said they knew of the twins' liver conditions but not the full extent of it.

"When we saw them at the orphanage we were shocked, really," she said.

Only one

So far, doctors have found only one suitable donor - their father.

If they are unable to find another donor, the family said they will leave the excruciating decision to doctors to decide which of their daughters will be the best candidate to receive their father's liver.

The operation is scheduled to take place in two weeks.

In the mean time, Mr Wagner's family has created a Facebook page and blog to assist in their search.

Source: Metro, NY Daily News, CTV Ottawa News

This article was first published on Jan 27, 2015.
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