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