'She never ceases to amaze me': Boise girl has new hope with new kidney

KTVB | Morgan  Boydston
Thanks to a St. Luke's employee, Sophia Fratto has a new kidney. (Photo: Troy Colson/KTVB)
BOISE -- In February, we brought you the story of a Boise girl battling kidney disease and medical issues since birth finally getting a chance at a normal life.

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Now, thanks to a St. Luke's employee, Sophia Fratto has a new kidney. Sophia had her kidney transplant on March 24 in Salt Lake City, marking her 20th surgery in her 12 short years. She was in the hospital for a couple weeks and just returned home to recover a few days ago.

There is a remarkable difference in Sophia from before she had her transplant to now; she has a special glow about her and her spirits have truly been lifted.

Back home in Boise, Sophia has a special token to remember the life-changing experience she just went through: a kidney-shaped pillow signed by all her doctors, nurses and transplant team in Utah. The pillow represents her new, healthy organ, signifying her new, healthy life. Continue reading 

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