Tampa, Florida (WTSP) - One Tampa family is celebrating its first month home after groundbreaking surgery saved their 3-year-old boy's life.
Adonis Ortiz, who received five new organs last year in a never-before-attempted transplant, can sleep in his own room again.
And he's like any other 3-year-old boy, save for the Toy Story backpack that holds a device connected to his feeding tube.
He played catch with his dad, Exmir, inside the house today, but last year, Adonis was in the hospital, his liver, pancreas, stomach and intestines all failing.
"He's really strong," said his mom Aracelis. "After all his surgeries, he comes out with a smile," she said.
Ortiz was born with a severe birth defect that left intestines formed outside his body.
Now, several months after the never-before-tried five-organ transplant, his mom says Adonis has never felt better.
"It doesn't matter what's going on. He'll get a smile out of you no matter what," Aracelis said.