Nina Dobrev Shares Exciting News About Sick ‘TVD’ Fan Kayla Baker

Fri, April 5, 2013 3:51pm EDT by 4 Comments
Vampire Diaries Fan Lung Transplant
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Great news! Nina announced that Kayla Baker, a ‘TVD’ fan who suffers from Pulmonary Fibrosis, has received a successful lung transplant!

The Vampire Diaries stars, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, first brought 14-year-old Kayla Baker‘s story to attention when they granted her wish by sending her a special message from the TVD set! They surprised Kayla again, when they visited her in the hospital in Toronto on April 3!

‘Vampire Diaries’ Fan Gets Lung Transplant

On April 5, Nina excitedly tweeted, “Sending congratulations to @kayla_0507 and her family. We all secreted this. Her life has been saved. I’m smiling ear to ear.”

Along with the tweet, Nina shared a screenshot of a post on Kayla’s Facebook page that read, “I can not tell you how grateful we are to have a hero for Kayla baker this morning… Thank you to the family that made the choice to have their loved one be the hero… At 130am this morning Kayla was taken to the OR for her new left lung… Yes she received 1 lung she will be able to function as a normal 14 year old… We will be forever grateful for the support from our friends, family and community but most of all the donor family… May your memory forever live through my daughter and may this story inspire many more changes to make others organ donors as well.”

Nina also stressed the importance of donating organs by adding, “Ps. I’m an organ donor! Everyone should be! You can save someone’s life. I am grateful to Kayla’s fearless Hero.”

We’re so glad to hear that Kayla received a lung transplant!

WATCH: Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder’s Special Message To Kayla Baker


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More Nina Dobrev News:

  1. Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder Support Ailing ‘TVD’ Fan Kayla Baker
  2. Ian Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev Hold Hands In Toronto Airport
  3. Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder Send Message To Sick ‘Vampire Diaries’ Fan

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A

Posted at 10:13 AM on April 27, 2013  

I am a muslim. In our religion it is permissible to transplant an organ from a dead person to a living person whose life or basic essential functions depend on that organ, subject to the condition that permission be given by the deceased before his death, or by his heirs after his death, or by the authorities in charge of the Muslims if the identity of the deceased is unknown or he has no heirs

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Hanna

Posted at 9:48 PM on April 5, 2013  

Not everyone can be an organ donor! Not only because of illness but because of religious reasons too. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud the sentiment behind it & I am sooooo over the moon happy about Kayla but it’s just not always in the cards for certain people.

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Cat

Posted at 10:11 PM on April 5, 2013  

Just curious, what religious reasons. I’m a Christian, to my knowledge it’s ok. Curious to what religions are against it.

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Hanna

Posted at 10:24 PM on April 5, 2013  

Well a Jehovah’s witness for sure, several strands of Judaism, Budhism & Islam consist of the body having a holy purpose even after death.

 
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