Madison keeps a positive attitude while battling kidney disease
If Madison wasn't hooked up to a dialysis machine, you would probably never know she needs a kidney transplant. Diagnosed with Stage 3 kidney disease at age 12, she is now in complete renal failure. This means no eating out with friends, swimming and traveling. Instead, Madison spends her Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Children's Health℠ getting dialysis.
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A young patient stays positive by helping others
When Jack was just three years old, he was visiting a fountain at the park with his grandma – an x-ray technician – when she noticed a bump on his right side. He saw his pediatrician the next day who referred him to Children’s Health for a scan, which revealed a mass growing on his right kidney.
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Music and medicine help young man overcome kidney disease
When Jireh was 14 years old, his mom Sharonda rushed him to the doctor on a weekend because she was afraid he was having an extreme allergic reaction to something he had eaten. His face had swollen up significantly and, initially, his doctor came to the same conclusion but asked for a urine sample just in case. To everyone’s surprise, the urinalysis detected there was blood in the sample, and Jireh was referred to Children’s Health for additional testing.
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