Saving Kids

Episode Guide

Episode 8

Series 1 · Episode 8

Two year-old Matthew has needed a kidney transplant since he was born with total renal failure but only now is he big and strong enough for the operation. In the ultimate act of love, Matthew’s mum donates one of her kidneys to save her son. Baby Cooper has his second extensive reconstructive surgery to fix his misshapen skull. Working like sculptors, his surgeons have to remove the bones in his head, reshape the skull and then put everything back together with dissolving plates and screws. It’s a lot for a little boy to go through but the results are stunning and baby Cooper makes a quick recovery. Jarryd was born many months too early and suffers cerebral palsy. With the love of his family, Jarryd has a happy life but he suffers continuing health problems. This time he has kidney stones but with tiny probes and lasers his surgeons operate deep inside his body to bring Jarryd back to good health.

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