|Northwest Kidney Kids
PO Box 230075
Portland, OR 97281
|Northwest Kidney Kids
Empowering Kidney Kids for Lifelong Success
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Upcoming Events for Northwest Kidney Kids!
2020 Strut Warrior! Long before Amelia was ever diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Failure stage 5 she was known as the super sweet girl. When we found out that she was diagnosed with Kidney failure in May of 2019 so many people outside of our family were devastated. We didn't know exactly how this journey would look. We had never even heard of this in kids before and to hear she would need dialysis immediately with a transplant in her future was scary, dreadful, heart wrenching and uncertain. Our lives as we knew it had flashed before our eyes. Amelia had just turned 9 on the 28th of April and was diagnosed before the 10th of May. To have imagined that taking her into urgent care for what I felt was a conformation of allergies and nothing to worry about so she could perform in her school concert/talent show that evening. Turned into an emergency trip to OHSU PICU with next day results that shook our world.
**UPDATE! Amelia recieved her Kidney Transplant on July 2nd 2021!**
Read More of Amelia's Story