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Transplant surgery

Alfred Bautista, 8, of Portland, undergoes a small intestine transplant at Children's Hospital in Seattle, the first in this region. Alfred shows off the location of his feeding tube. He hasn't been able to eat solid food for all of his 8 years, and with the transplanted intestine he will be able to eat normally. His mom Abie is in the background.

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