New hope for terminally ill baby

Associated Press
Baby Andrei, eight months old, son of Roma underage parents, cries after being put back in an incubator at the intensive care unit of the Marie Curie children's hospital, on March 27, 2012, in Bucharest, Romania. Andrei, who, against all odds, survived for eight months with almost no intestines, needs a transplant that costs hundreds of thousands dollars and can only be performed in the United States at his age.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Baby Andrei has confounded doctors just by being alive: The tiny boy with twig-thin limbs was given just days to live when he was born with almost no intestines — eight months ago. But one doctor is fighting a battle to save the lives of hundreds of sick children, and giving hope to baby Andrei and others like him. Dr. Catalin Cirstoveanu's work is being highlighted as a beacon of light in the struggling and corrupt infrastructure of the Romanian health care system.

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