Keona Shearer, aka Keke, was born on May 19th 2004, alongside her twin sister Elliona. Heart breaking news came fast as we found out her sister Elliona had a heart defect and was rushed away to the ICU and then sent to St. Vincent's hospital. After two open heart surgeries, her sister passed away at 3 months old. Keona survived only to get severely sick at 8 months old.
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Her getting sick caused severe damage to both her kidneys. We were rushed to Riley's Children Hospital Where we spent the next 3 months waiting for Keona to get better, but she never fully recovered. We were trained to do Peritoneal Dialysis at home and had to schedule our lives around her treatments 4 time...