» Fighting for J’ior
A mother’s instinct is powerful. After giving birth to her son, Shawna immediately knew something was wrong. After being released to go home, she left one hospital and took her baby to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, where J’ior was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia. This disease affects the bile ducts, resulting in the swift destruction of liver cells, cirrhosis, and liver scarring. Now, four years later, Shawna continues to fight for J’ior and is on a mission to bring awareness to children and adults about his life and death journey.