The Vancouver Sun | Kim Pemberton
Jacqueline Nemeth, a 45-year-old Langley mother of three, is hoping to defy the odds once again by finding a donor who is willing to give her a kidney.
Nemeth, who was diagnosed at age 17 with kidney failure, lived on dialysis for three years before getting a kidney transplant at the age of 20. That kidney, from a 40-year-old woman who had died and donated her organs, allowed Nemeth to go on and have children after doctors initially told her motherhood wasn't possible.
Her kidney also lasted much longer than what most kidneys transplanted from a cadaver are meant to last: 25 years instead of the 10-to 12-year average.
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