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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Give thought before you ‘share your spare’

Hometown Life | Ajai Shaw

I am looking forward to graduation like all of my classmates. Getting to this milestone in my life was a very different journey from my fellow Eagles, though.

I love to waste time on Netflix and admit I have a bit of an obsession with Grey’s Anatomy. I have a boyfriend and I love to go out to eat — teenage stuff. At the minimum, I spend 13 hours a week in dialysis, feel weak and sore way too often, and desperately need a kidney donor.

When I was 4 years old, I went to a routine check up before starting preschool. It was discovered that I had protein in my urine. The next week, I went through tests and more tests. Everything pointed to the fact that my kidneys were failing.

At the age of 9, I found out I was at full renal failure which means my kidneys were functioning at less than 50 percent. I started at-home dialysis. Continue reading

 

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