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Brother Donates Kidney to Sister, “I Always Knew I Would Be the One”

Brother Donates Kidney to Sister, “I Always Knew I Would Be the One”

Source: On the Pulse

Anna Copley, 15, and her family have known since Anna was a baby that she might need a kidney transplant. At only 3 weeks old, she contracted severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that infected her lungs and breathing passages. Her kidneys failed due to the virus and even though she recovered, her kidneys were damaged beyond repair. As Anna grew up, her kidneys got progressively worse, unknowingly to the Copley family. “We are thankful that Anna’s kidney’s ‘failed slowly,’” said Rebecca Copley, Anna’s mother. “Her kidney failure progressed so slowly, that her body adjusted, and for her, she only knew this as normal.”

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