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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy Meal boxes now feature Sudbury tot's transplant story

SUDBURY | Heidi Ulrichsen
Taylum Lamoureux is seen here with the Happy Meal box that features his story. Supplied photo
A drawing by the mother of a three-year-old Sudbury boy who received a kidney transplant last year is featured on the Happy Meal boxes currently being used by McDonald's restaurants across Canada.

Taylum Lamoureux was born April 10, 2013, with polycistic kidney disease, and had one of his kidneys removed when he was just five weeks old. His remaining kidney was removed just five weeks after that.

Because he had to be on regular dialysis at Toronto's SickKids Hospital, Taylum lived at Ronald McDonald House in the city for some two years, waiting on a kidney donation.

The boy finally received a transplant May 13, 2015, from a living donor who was touched by his story. Continue reading
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