Toddler Gets Life-Saving Liver Transplant from Dad, Twin Sister Still Needs Donor

Search for 3-year-old twin's liver donor goes on.

— -- A father and his 3-year-old daughter both are recovering after he successfully donated a portion of his liver to the girl.

Phuoc Wagner, 3, remains in fair condition in the intensive care unit at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto after she underwent the lengthy surgery Tuesday. Both Phuoc and her identical twin sister, Binh, needed liver transplants because of a genetic condition called Alagille syndrome, which can cause liver damage.

The girls' father, Michael Wagner, was a donor match, but could only donate to one child. He underwent surgery at Toronto General Hospital Tuesday and Phuoc's surgery was performed across the street at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Phuoc's mother, Johanne Wagner, posted an update on the girl today, writing that her "new liver looks great" and thanking her husband for life-saving donation. Johanne Wagner said in an earlier interview with ABC News that the twins' medical team was to decide which girl would get the first liver donation based upon their medical condition.