Superheroes usually have some sort of special power. They also have to love to help others.

Superheroes usually have some sort of special power. They also have to love to help others.

Taylor Brown, an 11-year-old from Canal Winchester, can't leap tall buildings in a single bound and she isn't faster than a speeding bullet, but she has survived four organ transplants. And, she says, "I love to help other people."

Beverly Brown said her daughter has been diagnosed with neural pseudo-obstruction and mitochondrial disorder. Her whole digestive system has malfunctioned since birth.

A multi-visceral transplant operation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in July 2007 replaced Taylor's small intestines, pancreas, liver and colon in a single procedure. A kidney transplant is needed now -- in part, Brown said, because of complications from the transplant operation.

Taylor has been on a waiting list to receive a new kidney since August. Brown said the normal wait lasts about a year.

The two have been in Cincinnati since December 2007, moving between the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House for medical treatment.

Once Taylor gets a new kidney, she'll be ready to come home and go through rehabilitation. Brown said her daughter can't walk at the moment because her body's inability to digest food properly led to osteoporosis; her bones became weak from malnutrition.

"She's a lot stronger," Brown said. "She's very happy."

Brown said watching her daughter go through the transplants has been "rough." She almost lost Taylor several times, but she said Taylor took her hand once, squeezed it and told her not to worry.

"That's what keeps me going," she said. "She's so caring. She wants the best for everyone."

Brown said her daughter is constantly looking after other children at the hospital and Ronald McDonald House. Taylor and her mom recently raised money for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the Cincinnati Walk for Kids.

Taylor keeps up with her studies through Saturday tutoring sessions with Amy Irwin, a teacher at Indian Trail Elementary.

Taylor said she loves to do crafts and cook. It seems natural, then, that she be a Girl Scout.

"I love it," said Taylor, who's in her third year with Troop 852 in Canal Winchester.

Troop leader Gayle Breidenbach said she is amazed by Taylor.

"She's always up," Breidenbach said. "She's just a very cheerful girl. It makes you look at your life and count your blessings."

Breidenbach said Taylor sold almost 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in 2007, the most in her troop.

"She's a go-getter," Breidenbach added.

Now that she's in Cincinnati, Breidenbach and the 17 other girls in the troop go to Cincinnati to see Taylor about once a month. Their last visit was Nov. 1, during which they distributed 48 blankets to the children at Ronald McDonald House.

"She doesn't ever want them to leave," Brown said. "It's amazing to watch.

"My hopes are that she'll get to be like all the rest of her peers. She's going to do something special."