A young girl has just not the much-needed kidney she hoped for since birth. Guess who the donor is? Her teacher at pre-kindergarten.
Kayleigh Kulage is a beautiful young girl, who was born premature at 26 weeks. Her mother, Desiree said:
She was 15.2 ounces and 11.25 inches when she was born. She was in the NICU for 158 days.Desiree
The young girl fought hard and now, she’s five years of age. Desiree revealed:
If she didn’t have like these tubes on her or anything you wouldn’t really know anything’s wrong with her. She never cries. She never complains about pain. She’s a happy kid. I couldn’t have been any luckier to have her.Desiree
Each night, her parents had to et up peritoneal dialysis. However this has come to an end. Her teacher has decided to give her the best gift ever.
The young girl’s father, Josh Kulage said:
We were telling Kayleigh because we were giving her a bath that you won’t have your catheter anymore, you won’t have to do dialysis anymore. A whole new chapter.Josh Kulage
Robin Mach only met Kayleigh recently in 2019, and her reason behind donating is simple. Robin said:
She was a student at our school. And then she had to receive some home services so I got to do that. So, I’ve been working with Kayleigh for about a year and a half. She needed it. I wanted her to have a normal life and go to school. And this is how we can help her get there.Robin
Both surgeries were successful, and the new kidney donated is working fine. However, the first 24 hours after the surgeries was a painful and scary one for Kayleigh and the entire family. Desiree said:
She’s come out of it like a trooper. I had the PICU doctor yesterday say that he can’t believe she just had major surgery less than a week ago. And that she’s probably the happiest child in the hospital.Desiree