Teacher, student kidney transplant set for Wednesday

FOX 47 | Dave Delozier

MADISON, Wis. - After a year-and-a-half long mission to save the life of 4-year-old Lyla Carreyn, is nearing an end.

On Wednesday morning, doctors at the American Family Children’s Hospital will give the little girl a life-saving kidney transplant.

“I can’t wait to see all of the milestones she gets to have now,” says Beth Battista, Lyla’s living donor.

A year and a half ago, Lyla became sick at school and her mother, Dena Carreyn, took her to urgent care.

Within minutes, they found themselves in an ambulance and a difficult journey in life.

“Within 15 minutes we were in an ambulance and on our way to Children’s Hospital. The ambulance driver radioed in that they had a 3-year-old in renal failure and that was the first time I knew it was very serious,” says Carreyn. Continue reading