Organ donation makes bundle of joy possible

Smithfield's Tanya Bozic recently had a kidney transplant. She wanted a baby but couldn't have one because other kidney were failing. Her father donated his kidney and she recently had a baby named Milla (3 weeks). Picture: Simon Bennett

Smithfield's Tanya Bozic recently had a kidney transplant. She wanted a baby but couldn't have one because other kidney were failing. Her father donated his kidney and she recently had a baby named Milla (3 weeks). Picture: Simon Bennett

Smithfield's Tanya Bozic recently had a kidney transplant. Tanya and her husband Igor wanted a baby but couldn't have one because other kidney were failing. Her father donated his kidney and she recently had a baby named Milla (3 weeks). Picture: Simon Bennett

Smithfield's Tanya Bozic recently had a kidney transplant. Tanya and her husband Igor wanted a baby but couldn't have one because other kidney were failing. Her father donated his kidney and she recently had a baby named Milla (3 weeks). Picture: Simon Bennett

SMITHFIELD'S Mila Bozic is being described as a miracle baby.

The three-week-old was born against all the odds after her mother Tanya had suffered from kidney disease all her life.

Mrs Bozic had one kidney removed when she was a baby. When the other began failing when she was just three months old, it was inevitable she would need a transplant.

Her kidney nearly completely failed in 2009, and that's when her doctor in Liverpool suggested she have a transplant.

"I got married in 2003 and wanted to have kids but was told not to because of my kidney disease," she said.

"In 2011, my father donated one of his kidneys and I had the transplant at Westmead Hospital."

Mrs Bozic had to wait two years after receiving the transplant before trying for children.

"The medication was working and my kidney was stabilised," she said.

"That's when we tried for children.

"I then fell pregnant in September 2013."

She gave birth to a beautiful girl they named Mila. "I feel very fortunate, blessed and lucky to have Mila," Mrs Bozic said.

"It was a huge gift from Dad.

"She is definitely a miracle baby."

Mrs Bozic emphasised the importance of organ donation and said it had changed the lives of so many people.

"There are so many people needing a transplant and it just makes such a difference to people's lives, "she said.

"It changed my life and now I have a beautiful little baby which wouldn't have been made possible without a transplant.

"There are a lot of people in my situation, so organ donation is extremely important."

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