Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.April 23, 2014 3:41am
Tessa and Shenaye Stokes recently attended a camp organised by Kidney Health Australia. The four day camp gave the sisters a chance to spend time and have fun with children their own age as well as learn more about Chronic Kidney Disease which Tessa suffers from.
Tessa Stokes, 6, has been on the waiting list for a kidney transplant for six months.
Her family is waiting for the phone call that could make all the difference.
Until a year ago, daily life for the Stokes family from Tongala was similar to any other family.
It changed when Tessa, the youngest of James’ and Tracey’s three children, collapsed while the family was enjoying an afternoon at the football.
An ambulance took Tessa to hospital in Shepparton and she was flown to The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne where she was diagnosed with chronic renal failure.
Tests showed Tessa only had nine per cent of normal kidney function and she has to spend 10 hours each night connected to a dialysis machine.
For full story see this week’s print edition of the Free Press.
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