Wee Smiler, Aarron, Doing Well After Transplant


A fundraising Psychic Night will be held on the 11th of May to support local boy Aarron Higgins in his continued treatment in Kings College Hospital London. 

Aarron, from Baillieston, has Alagilles Syndrome, which affects his heart, liver, eyes, bones and many more of his organs. He had a horrific itch all over his body and would scratch himself so much he bled.

The nine-year-old needed a liver transplant and this was carried out in Kings College Hospital, London in December 2016. 

The new liver is now working perfectly, but it didn’t go as smoothly for Aarron as everyone hoped. The youngster spent a further three months in London and underwent another five operations. 

He had two operations to untwist his bowel, a colon obstruction removed, a bowel perforation repaired and finally, the doctors had to reconstruct his bowel, bringing the total number of operations Aarron has been through to thirty-three. 

He is always smiling and never lets his illness get him down but has 3-4 visits to London a year for check-ups and biopsies and his family raise funds to allow his mum to take time off work to go along with her son.

The Psychic Night is on Friday 11th May, 7pm - 12am at the Robert Burns Masonic Hall in Baillieston. The evening will include a floor show, private readings, a raffle, a silent auction and disco. Tickets are £5 and available from Blew Hair Salon, Main Street, Baillieston.

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01 May 2018


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