Lily was born in January of 2013 and was admitted to BC Children’s Hospital where she was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia; however, she was condition was so fragile parents Mark Hague and Hailey Wautier were not sure she would even make it to Edmonton to bee assessed for a liver transplant. Determined to save their daughter Mark and Hailey packed up and moved to Edmonton to be close to the Stollery Edmonton Hospital.
Shortly after they arrived they received the news that to give Lily the chance they would be required to go to Sickkids Hospital in Toronto for treatment, and to wait for a liver donor. Separated from family and friends Lily battled for her life, and Hailey underwent testing to be Lily’s living donor while dad Mark stayed on in Edmonton to try to financial support the family. Hailey remained bedside with Lily, and the David Foster Foundation helped to support the family, and bring Mark out visit with mom and daughter whenever he could.
On August 22, 2013 Hailey underwent surgery to have a piece of her liver removed and transplanted into Lily at the tender age of 7 months. The David foster Foundation was proud to be able to help the family with living expenses, and flights while they crossed the country in an effort to save their daughter life. Today Lily, Hailey and Mark have made their home in Edmonton, and Lily is a beautiful energetic little girl full of laughs and smiles. Lily continues to have to take anti-rejection drugs, and attend medical appointments to monitor her health which she will require for the rest of her life.