About Evie



July 4th, 2017

On July 4th, 2017 Evie underwent a multi-organ transplant. Evie's family was told just 24 hours prior to the transplant that the only option was chemotherapy due to significant changes in Evie's medical condition. The cancer, Hepatoblastoma, had spread from her liver to her small bowl and pancreas.

Then the miracle happened.

Just 20 minutes before the chemotherapy was started Evie's mom, Taylor, got "the call" that would change the outcome of Evie's future! They had a match with all three organs.

"It's Independence Day and it's Evie's Independence Day from cancer, she is going to be free." Taylor (mom) says.

Interview with KWWL, Lauren Moss - 7/4/17


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Yesterday marked 3 weeks since Evie's transplant. Even though the doctors did tell us there will be many set backs with this surgery, but I will admit each set back gets harder. Many may find this picture disturbing, gross, or too much, but it sheds light on the battle this little warrior takes on every. Single. Day. She never complains, never has a tantrum even on her hardest days. There is truly nothing comparable to her strength and courage. Say a little prayer tonight for all the little warriors out there, because they are the true heroes

With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000.00 many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In Cedar Falls, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local child, Evie Mueller.

Evie is the daughter of Taylor Fairman. Born in 2013, Evie was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma. The doctors at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, have recommended a life-saving multivisceral transplant. An estimated $65,000 is being raised by Cedar Falls volunteers.