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Amelia Rivera

Amelia Rivera, Girl Who Sparked Debate Over Transplants And 'Mental Retardation', To Receive New Kidney From Mom

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.09.2012 | Parents

The 3-year-old girl who sparked a national debate over whether "mental retardation" should be grounds for denying a patient an organ transplant, will ...

NJ Parents See Hope After Transplant Denial Outcry

AP | PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents

PHILADELPHIA — A 3-year-old girl whose parents claimed she was denied a kidney transplant at one of the nation's top children's hospitals becaus...

Parents Of Disabled Girl Denied A Kidney Narrow Criticism

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS and MATT MOORE | Posted 03.20.2012 | Parents

PHILADELPHIA -- The parents of a 3-year-old New Jersey girl who claim she's being denied a kidney transplant because of her mental disabilities said t...

Hospital Denies Girl With Disability A Kidney Transplant

Posted 01.17.2012 | Parents

Three-year-old Amelia Rivera suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, and she needs a kidney transplant to survive. B...

A Little Girl's Kidney, A Nation's Heart

Susan Senator | Posted 03.17.2012 | Parents
Susan Senator

Why do doctors get to decide whether a child's cognitive abilities make her a candidate for an organ transplant? That is what has me so upset over Amelia's doctors: the implication that some humans are better than others.

Why A Hospital Should Deny A Transplant To A 'Mentally Retarded' Child

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.17.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Amelia Rivera is 3 years old. Born with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, doctors have told her parents that she will die in 6 months to a year without a kidney transplant. They also said that they would not perform that transplant.