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Lee County eight year old's transplant fails

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

July 24, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The next three days are critical for an eight year old Lee County boy who recently underwent an intestine transplant in Pittsburgh.

Easton Blanchard underwent the transplant earlier this month at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. Wednesday night Blanchard had another surgery to remove the transplanted organs after his body began rejecting the intestines. His mother Heather says Easton is strong, and continues to fight.

"Easton knows that he has everyone in his community backing him and supporting him and I think that's what's helped him come further along besides all the prayers and stuff like that, that have worked for him. The community has really stepped up," said Heather Blanchard.

The Home Builders Association is holding an event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening at The Hasan Temple on Palmyra Road in Albany to help the Blanchards with medical and housing expenses.

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