Girl's organs save two Pennsylvania boys

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A Nebraska child who died of brain cancer is posthumously saving other childrens' lives. (WPVI)

A Nebraska child who died of brain cancer is posthumously saving other childrens' lives.

Three-year-old Olivia Swedberg's family knew she had no chance of survival.

When they learned of two Pennsylvania boys in desperate need of new organs they arranged direct donations.

Two-year-old Lucas in Pittsburgh received Olivia's liver and another boy named Angelo in Hershey, Pennsylvania received her intestine and spleen.

Olivia's family says they are finding peace knowing she's helping other kids.

"She is an amazing little girl and we will miss her so terrible, but I know that, I have renewed faith," said Lauressa Swedberg, Olivia's Mother. "I have seen God's hand's work in this and how could I not move forward knowing what a miracle she was to these pleading praying families."

Both of the boys who received organs have a long recovery ahead but their families say it's the beginning of a new life.

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