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Our Story

Levi was born on October 2, 2015 to Andrew and Danielle Boyter. Prior to this we knew that Levi's kidneys were not developing the way they should. We were referred to specialists in Charlotte who closely monitored Danielle through the last part of her pregnancy. After Levi was born, he was closely monitored for proper kidney function. When he was a week old, Levi was transferred to Levine Children's Hospital due to his kidneys not functioning. Within a couple of days he went into surgery for a peritoneal dialysis catheter to be placed along with a feeding tube. This started our three month stay in the NICU where Levi was started on peritoneal dialysis. Once this was regulated and could be managed by a machine at home, we were released! From that point on Levi has been growing and turning into an incredible little guy.

Levi had his kidney transplant on January 17, 2018 and is now 3 years old! He is an incredibly engaging, outgoing, ball of energy. He will take every opportunity to be...

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Levi is Three!!!

Believe it or not Levi has had his new kidney for 8 months! I am daily grateful and in awe of how this gift has changed all of our lives. 
 
Levi is also three! He is an incredibly engaging, outgoing, ball of energy. He will take every opportunity to be around and get to know new people. His f...

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Levi is Three!!!!

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Levi's Life Post Transplant

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Loving Life

Since coming home at the end of February Levi has been doing great! We never knew that our already happy guy could be even happier and have even more energy, but he has definitely shown us that! When we initially came home we were still traveling to Continue Reading »

Levi is Home!

Wanted to let you know that we made it home las weekend! We will have appointments twice a week right now on Mondays and Thursdays. Prayers that Levi can continue to stay healthy as we transition back into life in Boone. Thank you for all of the Continue Reading »

Levi's Adventures

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Leaving the Hospital!

Excited we get to bust out of he hospital today! Pray that we are able to settle into the Ronald McDonald House today and start getting used to our new medicines and routines. Continue Reading »

Update: Levi is out of surgery!

Levi is out of surgery and the kidney is working! He did great. Andrew and Danielle should be able to see him soon. Continue Reading »

Heading Down to Charlotte

Please pray for Levi, Andrew and Danielle as they head down to Charlotte this morning. They’ll get checked in at the hospital and have the final pre-op appointments today. Also, pray for Joel and his wife Amy as they get ready for surgery as well. Continue Reading »

Transplant Update: Surgery Has Been Rescheduled for this Week!

TRANSPLANT UPDATE: We have some exciting news! Levi's surgery has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 17! Thank you for all of your prayers for Levi and the Boyters!  Continue Reading »

Update

Levi was discharged from the hospital today with the hopes that the transplant will be rescheduled within a week or so. Please continue to pray for health for Levi and his Uncle Joel, as well as all of the many many details to come together Continue Reading »

Transplant Update

Transplant Update. Surgery for Levi has been postponed as Levi’s white blood cell count is elevated. The doctors are currently looking at a few options that may allow them to move ahead. Please be in prayer for wisdom for the doctors, for Levi’s Continue Reading »

Exciting Update - Surgery Has Been Scheduled!

We wanted to share with you some very exciting news -- Levi's kidney transplant surgery has been scheduled for January 3rd. That's just two weeks away! Please pray for Levi and his Uncle Joel, that they will stay healthy over the next couple of Continue Reading »

Giving Update and Thank You!!

The last few months have been busy!  We've been been blessed to partner with several great businesses to raise funds for COTA! Continue Reading »

Enjoying the Holidays!

Levi has been having a great time with the start of the Holiday season. We had a quiet Thanksgiving, just the three of us this year. Levi doesn’t enjoy eating the Thanksgiving food yet, but he definitely enjoyed making it with me.  Continue Reading »

Kidney match!

We have some great news! Earlier this month Levi’s Uncle Joel was cleared as a match to donate a kidney to Levi. Joel is Andrew’s brother and lives in Orlando with his wife Amy and their two children, Chloe and Micah. Joel and Amy work for Cru Continue Reading »

Levi's Nightly Dialysis Routine

One of the things that effects Levi every day is having to be on his peritoneal dialysis (PD) machine each night for 11 hours. I wanted to give you a brief look at what that looks like. Continue Reading »

Levi's dialysis routine

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Levi

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