Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Program Patient Stories
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Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome and Kidney Transplant: Molly’s Story
After Molly qualified for a kidney transplant, a new organ from a living donor was identified thanks to CHOP’s involvement with the National Kidney Registry.
Kidney Transplant for Prune Belly Syndrome: Jaxon’s Story
Five-year-old Jaxon is playing soccer and baseball for the first time after a successful kidney transplant surgery on Christmas Day 2020.
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Kidney Transplant: Owen’s Story
As an infant, Owen needed three open-heart surgeries. As a teen, he needed a new kidney — which his mother donated.
Peritoneal Dialysis for Chronic Kidney Disease: Mason’s Story
Mason was suffering from kidney failure and severe hypertension. Now he is growing and developing as he receives dialysis while awaiting a kidney transplant.
Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: Gideon’s Story
Gideon received a kidney transplant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with his father as a donor. Today, he is an active 3-year-old.
Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA), Liver Transplant and Kidney Transplant: Yusuf and Khadija's Story
Siblings Yusuf and Khadija were both diagnosed with MMA, a life-threatening genetic disease. Successful transplants have improved their quality of life.
Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Disease and Kidney Transplant: Marina’s Story
When Marina was 8, her family moved from Egypt to the U.S. to get the best care for her kidney condition. Today, Marina is in college.
Bilateral Renal Hypoplasia and Kidney Transplant: Rory’s Story
When Rory was a toddler, a kidney transplant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) saved his life. Today, he’s a happy and active 6-year-old.
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) and Kidney Transplant: Caitlin’s Story
Diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) at age 2, Caitlin's family knew a kidney transplant would be needed. Four years later, she received a kidney at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Kidney Transplant and Cystinosis: Daniel's Story
Diagnosed with cystinosis as a toddler, Daniel's family knew he'd eventually need a kidney transplant. At 18, he received the transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.