Thursday, February 4, 2016

Local teen faces new challenge in search for kidney

WMDT | Greg Guidone

SELBYVILLE, Del. -The donations and community support have grown, but for 17 year old Becky Reinas the road ahead remains rough.

"it's still very difficult," Becky told 47 ABC.

For years Becky has been battling a chronic kidney condition. Since we first brought you her story in November she got the news she and her family were waiting for, a matching kidney donor. But the joy was short-lived.

After several tests doctors determined that another organ would prevent a transplant.

"we had echo and stress tests done and they showed that her heart wouldn't carry her through that," Becky's mom, Mindy Alderfer, told us.

Alderfer tells us that Becky is now receiving dialysis treatments in hopes that it will improve the health of her kidneys and heart to the point that she could get the transplant. Continue reading

 

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