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Transplant helps 1-year-old beat relentless infection

5:48 PM, Jan. 1, 2013
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The key moments may not have been quite as gripping as a heart or liver transplant, but last summer Grant Fisher of Fond du Lac regained his health thanks to a profoundly personal and entirely biological donation from his mother.

On Aug. 3 Grant became the first child in the Midwest, one of the first five in the country, and, at 18 months old, possibly the youngest to undergo FMT - fecal microbiota transplantation - also known, among other, less delicate names, as a stool transfer.

"After what we've been through, we are more than happy to share the news," said Grant's mother, Autumn Fisher. ...

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