x
Breaking News
More () »

Video Vault: Split Liver Transplant

Two young men finally got the chance to meet after a miraculous medical swap more than two decades ago. Steven Nuss, from the Honesdale area, and Waldo Diego Ga...
promo290388255

Two young men finally got the chance to meet after a miraculous medical swap more than two decades ago.

Steven Nuss, from the Honesdale area, and Waldo Diego Garcia, from Bolivia met face to face in Wayne County Thursday.

Back in 1994, doctors split a donated liver in half and transplanted the pieces into the boys. At the time of the procedure, Steven was 11 months old and Garcia was four years old.

Thursday’s meeting was the first time since the operation they came face to face.

They reconnected, as many young people do, on Facebook.

The boys' story drew national attention. They were even featured on People magazine.

The split liver transplant took place in October of 1994. Newswatch 16's Barbara Barr was there when Steven returned to his home in Wayne County.

We revisit that story in this edition of the Video Vault.

Before You Leave, Check This Out