Struggle with One Kidney

Girl's Hardship Through Health

Conflict

When I was born, I was born 12 weeks early causing me to have one kidney that didn't work very well, and mild cerebral palsy. I had to stay in hospitals during school, at weeks at a time. I was on the kidney transplant list until I was in the 4th grade.


Overcoming the Problem

I overcame the problem by learning how and why I had this problem. I was in the hospital for a while, and had many tests and surgerys done. Once I got better, I had to watch what I did and ate. I made sure that I could take care of myself and made sure I'm able to do what is required of me.