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Robert F. Bukaty, Associated Press
Alannah Shevenell, 9, speaks to a reporter at her home in Hollis, Maine, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Alannah returned home Wednesday afternoon, three months after receiving six new organs in a groundbreaking operation. Doctors at Children’s Hospital Boston replaced Alannah Shevenell’s stomach, liver, spleen, small intestine, pancreas and a portion of her esophagus in October. It’s believed to be the first-ever transplant of an esophagus and the largest number of organs transplanted at one time in New England.

HOLLIS, Maine — A 9-year-old Maine girl is home after undergoing a transplant of six organs to remove a tumor that was spreading throughout her abdomen.

Doctors at Children's Hospital Boston replaced Alannah Shevenell's (SHEV'-uh-nehl) stomach, liver, spleen, small intestine, pancreas and a portion of her esophagus in October.

It's believed to be the first-ever transplant of an esophagus and the largest number of organs transplanted at one time in New England.

The surgery was necessary to remove a massive and rare cancerous tumor that was overtaking her organs and closing in on her heart.

The spunky, bright-eyed girl returned Wednesday to her home in Hollis and is enjoying sledding and her scrapbooks.