It is with great happiness, relief, gratitude and humility that we are writing to share this amazing and inspiring story with you. It is a journey of hope, promise, love, and determination, and, if you are reading this, then you are, in part, responsible for the outcome. Let us share with you the story of Abner.

Abner Isaacs Linares was born January 4, 2012, in El Salvador with Biliary Atresia, a rare, life-threatening disease that results in the malformation of the liver in newborns. When Abner was thirteen months old, his family found the Kellner Foundation through a simple google search, and we were contacted through his local mission to see if we could help. With the guidance of Dr. Sukru Emre and the Yale New Haven Medical Center, we arranged and paid for Abner and his family to arrive here in March 2013. By the end of that month, he was given a liver transplant (he received a portion of his father’s liver, as a living donor), and a second chance at life.

Abner was gravely ill but was determined to fight. Dr. Emre, Yale, The Ronald McDonald House, and the Kellner Foundation all continued to support Abner and his family, both financially and emotionally.

We are excited to share with you that on August 4th, 2015, beautiful baby Abner and his family returned to their home in El Salvador.

We cannot fathom what would have happened to Abner were it not for us. Here’s the thing about the word “us”: Without YOU, there is no us. You have supported us, and that is the reason we were financially able to help Abner, and literally save his life. So, if you are reading this, know that you are, in some part, responsible for this child’s amazing success story, and that our Foundation, with your help, is able to do incredible things.

We thank you for your continued support and hope that you enjoyed sharing the good news about what we were able to accomplish together! We will, of course, keep you updated on Abner on our website.

Abner’s Story: thedamascusroad.blogspot.com