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Wendy Gerken

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Announcement that Matilda is going to receive her Daddy's kidney for transplant.

My Story

When Matilda was born, she was not breathing. After being placed on a ventilator, her parents learned she was also in kidney failure. Neither of these events were expected. After staying in the NICU for 100 days, Matilda went home. She had peritoneal dialysis for 10 hours every night for 2 years. Shortly after her 2nd birthday, the surgeon determined that her father, Tony, could be her miracle donor. She will be one year transplant in June. She continues to surprise us daily with how much she has learned and grown. She is a blessing from God. We are truly grateful.