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July 6, 2013

CHOP Liver Transplant Patient Josie Crawn Played Special Part in Wedding of Her Donor’s Sister

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Josie and Rachel before Rachel's wedding
In 2010, 4-month-old Josie Crawn’s parents watched as their daughter’s liver slowly deteriorated. As doctors at The Transplant Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia listed her for an organ transplant, they felt helpless. Days later, Josie’s life was saved by a liver donation from 20-year-old Ethan Moyer, who was killed by a drunk driver.

In the years since the transplant, the two families have formed a unique bond, and recently, Josie was the flower girl in Ethan’s sister, Rachel’s wedding. “When it came to picking a flower girl, Josie was the first one I thought of. We just thought how amazing and cool that would be,” says Rachel.

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