He was talking and I couldn’t retain what he was saying and then I heard the word dialysis and transplant and I thought, you’re crazy. I don’t believe that I’m that sick.”
Doctor’s couldn’t know for sure, but they believed her kidneys had been damaged in childhood, causing them to not function like they should.
To stay alive, she would have to have the damaged kidney replaced. She’d also need eight years of treatment to keep her body working, when her organs could not.
Both Rindal’s older and younger sisters donated kidneys. Sally’s body rejected the first one. The second one has remained healthy. Continue reading
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