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Markus Valrey Joseph Boyles Malana “Rhori" When you meet Rhori or have had the privilege of knowing him, prepare to laugh. His wit and humor will leave you with tears in your eyes. Rhori is intelligent, creative and social; all characteristics his doctors did not believe he would possess before he was even born. For 9 years his parents, Mark and Vanessa Malana, prayed to have a baby. Fertility pills...

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Rhori Malana

Pittsburg, CA

Transplant Type: Kidney

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $50,000.00

Raised: $2,560 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 18 contributors


Rhori is home and recovering well with his new kidney


(Above) Rhori's first day home after his kidney transplant with Grandma Linda and brother Miko (Above) The boy settling in his favorite seat waiting for his favorite food,... Continue Reading »

Rhori recovering from surgery


4/25/24 Rhori is doing well after the surgery! Kidney function started making urine the day after, sparking hope to his parents for a smooth recovery, while still very... Continue Reading »

Kidney Transplant TODAY!


4-23-24 Rhori was scheduled for kidney transplant today and it went well! It all came so fast but that was a good thing! Let us now hope and... Continue Reading »

Rhori’s Surgery 03/04/2024


Update – Procedure March 4, 2024


Hi everyone. Thank you for continuing to follow Rhori's journey towards transplant. He will have a procedure today to replace the coil stents and Foley catheter on the... Continue Reading »

COTA Transplant Fundraiser!


Rhori's extended family and friends are fundraising to support COTA in honor of the family during the transplant journey to assist with transplant-related expenses. A t-shirt will be... Continue Reading »

2023 October- Rhori’s Ureterostomy procedure


Rhori had his Ureterostomy procedure at UCSF on 10-24-23. Continue Reading »

I am Rhori!


2023 June – UT infection


2023 June - UT Infection           Continue Reading »