Fox News anchor Ed Henry and his sister, Colleen, would recover well after an operation after the national correspondent had donated part of his liver to his brother on Tuesday.
According to family members, both brothers and sisters are & # 39; awake, talkative and visiting with family & # 39; from Wednesday afternoon, Henry & # 39; s native network.
Incredibly, he was even able to get up and walk down the hall to see his sister for the first time since he got the knife.
Doctors and family members have both expressed their joy over how well their operations went and how positively Colleen has responded to her new liver.
The couple will stay in the ICU the next day, where doctors will continue to monitor their progress.
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Fox News anchor Ed Henry and his sister, Colleen, would recover well from an operation after the national correspondent had donated part of his liver to his brother or sister on Tuesday
According to family members, both brothers and sisters are & # 39; awake, talkative and visiting with family & # 39; from Wednesday afternoon. Henry's native network reported
The anchor extended a message of thanks through Fox News, expressing his gratitude for the outpouring of the love he received, along with the messages of support and prayers during the last few days.
Henry announced his decision to donate a portion of his liver – about 30 percent – to his baby sister during an emotional segment Fox & Friends last weekend.
He said he wanted to undergo the operation in an effort to support Colleen's multi-year battle with a hereditary degenerative liver disease.
& # 39; I am determined to do everything I can to give my sister the biggest gift, which is very simple life & # 39 ;, Henry stated in a written piece for the news site.
& # 39; The fact is that the death rate for me is extremely low – less than 1 percent, doctors say.
& # 39; I like to take the small risk of what the paperwork that I signed at the hospital last week was a & # 39; major midline incision & # 39; mentions for the huge reward that my sister has been around for a very long time. & # 39;
Henry announced his decision to donate part of his liver to his little sister during an emotional segment at Fox & Friends last weekend, in which he shed tears
& # 39; I am determined to do everything I can to give my sister the biggest gift, which is very simple life & # 39 ;, Henry (pictured with Colleen and their parents) stated in a written piece for the news site
Further elaborating the decision about Fox & Friends, Henry said the people around him at work and in his life have helped him find the courage to delve into the unknown and save his youngest sister.
& # 39; Now that I am on my breath, my parents have been great, my wife has been great, my children are stronger than their years, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I can't forget to say that Suzanne Scott, our C.E.O., you know, it's funny, you feel a burden and then you feel like it is being lifted when people around you help you.
& # 39; I finally said, Suzanne, I can't do this, and she thought: help your sister. Everyone at Fox – and they are wonderful … we are family. & # 39;
Doctors and family members have both expressed their joy in how well their operations went, and how positively Colleen has responded to her new liver.
A GoFundMe page set up to help with Colleen's recovery has already raised $ 78,311 from his $ 100,000 goal.
& # 39; We are happy to report that the operation went as expected and everything is fine so far. Colleen and Ed both have a good mood and are doing great, & # 39; is an update on last night's page.
& # 39; Thank you everyone for your generous gifts and endorsements. The outpouring of love was so incredible and we are extremely grateful.
# Thanks to your prayers and generosity, Colleen can concentrate on her recovery and family. Thank you! & # 39;
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