Lexi H.

Child, FSGS

When I was born, I had a lot of stomach pains. One day when I was three, it got so severe I went right to the hospital. There I was diagnosed with FSGS and started to take many medications. I turned six and got a kidney transplant, but my disease returned immediately.

After that, I got a central line to have plasmapheresis. Later on, I was going to get a port. With the port, I was also getting a new type of pheresis called LDL pheresis. I got a lot better from there, and now I’m nine years old and get blood work at the clinic. I really love all my doctors, nephrologists, and family for helping me get through these rough times.