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Hello my name is Lydia, I am 8 years old and I need a Kidney transplant. I love to dance and sing. My two favorite singers are Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. I have been sick since August of 2014 with an auto immune disorder. I was weak, tired, had blood seeping from my bowels and extreme weight loss. Though my parents took me to the doctor repeatedly, insisting that something was wrong, I went undiagnosed until January 2015 and began treatment for Ulcerative Colitis. After several doctor appointments and medication, the UC went into remission but continued blood screenings to monitor my chemistry panel.
It was discovered in August of 2015 that something was not right with my kidney function. Labor Day weekend I was admitted to Riley Children's Hospital and I had a biopsy performed. I spent the entire day in bed where I was required to lay flat on my back to prevent internal bleeding from the procedure. The next three day...