Madeline’s Story

by Shani Sam. A chance meeting with Debbie Bielech, founder of the Children’s Organ Transplant Society of B.C., helped us survive the difficult transplant journey with our daughter. We met Debbie after a stressful weekend in and out of BC Children’s Hospital. Our daughter Madeline was born with what is thought to be a variant…

Challaine’s Story

Challaine was diagnosed prenatally that she had no functioning kidneys. She was born 3 weeks early and immediately started peritoneal dialysis which only worked until she was 20 months old. She was then immediately switched to 6 months of hemodialysis. Numerous medical situations arose from her kidneys not functioning. Altogether Challaine has spent close to…