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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Meet the battling boy, aged 10, who's been waiting for life-saving kidney since he was baby

Mirror UK | Ella Pickover

Matthew Pietrzyk, who has neither of his kidneys, has spent nine years on the UK transplant list is constantly on dialysis and takes 18 tablets a day just to stay alive

Brave: Matthew Pietrzyk has been waiting nine years for a new kidney

This is the brave 10-year-old boy who has spent nearly all his life fighting to stay alive while waiting on the UK transplant waiting list.

Matthew Pietrzyk has been waiting for a kidney transplant for nine years and is constantly on dialysis and takes 18 tablets a day just to stay alive.

Matthew, who has neither of his kidneys, received a kidney from his mother Nicola when he was one but it was removed by doctors after just two days following complications.

When he was a baby, Matthew, from Glenfield in Leicestershire, was diagnosed with a congenital syndrome which stopped his kidneys from working properly.

Mrs Pietrzyk said: "His life at the moment is so much about medicines and machines, diet restrictions and fluid restrictions." Continue reading

 

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