3-year-old Nya found a kidney!
Update: Since the below blog has been posted, Nya has found a living kidney donor! Words from her mother: "We’re so grateful! Thank you for your help in providing a space to help find potential donors. It really is incredibly important to have as many resources as possible."
My name is Deanna, and I am asking for your help to save my daughter Nya's life.
Nya is a 3 year old old twin from San Jose, CA. She loves bubbles, playing with balls, and Bubble guppies.
Nya’s life has been greatly impacted by her End Stage Renal Disease. She has been hospitalized almost half her life. She is on dialysis, over 10 medications, daily injections and is 100% tube fed.
The most difficult thing for us about waiting for a transplant is watching Nya suffer when she’s not feeling well. Slowly watching her health decline is heartbreaking.
We are desperately seeking a living organ donor for Nya.
The waiting list for a deceased donor kidney could take years. The longer she is on dialysis, the more risk she has for serious infections and complications. Finding a living donor would mean giving Nya a second chance at life. A life without machines to keep her alive.
Both myself and her dad are not a match, she needs a type O- or O+ kidney donor.
Living donor transplants generally have better outcomes and can be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. No waiting and wondering while my body continues to weaken. More so, this surgery is covered for both the donor and the recipient under my health insurance!
If you have any questions or concerns about the living donation process in any aspect, please sign up for the American Transplant Foundation's Potential Living Donor Database and we can provide you with any resources you may need, including speaking with a living organ donor directly.
I would appreciate you sharing this information with anyone that you know who might be interested or a match.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
Deanna- Nya's Mother