Coming up Saturday: Erin Tanner's fight for life
For all her nine years, Erin Tanner has battled biliary atresia, a serious but rare disease of the liver that affects one in 10,000 children.
According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, the cause of biliary atresia is not known. Treatments are only partially successful and it is the most common reason for liver transplantation in children in the United States and most of the Western world.
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