Olivia was born with a congenital heart defect which caused her to have four open heart surgeries at an alarming young age. Even after all the surgeries, Olivia’s heart failed and a heart transplant was needed at the age of nine. Following her heart transplant, Olivia doctors prescribed anti-rejection medications, which caused her to develop post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), a cancer that can develop in people who are taking immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection of an organ. She would spend the next months trying to fight off the cancer. Olivia has had a difficult time, but she is currently in remission, and still has IVIG injections weekly. She will have to be on anti rejection medication for the rest of her life.
Despite all that young Olivia has gone through, she keeps a positive outlook on life. She loves Disney, puppies, the ocean, and everything that is bright in color. Olivia says she really likes trying on new clothes and new styles and is always in search of the hottest new products and outfits.
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