A Kidney for Kiana
In November of 2008, at the age of 6, Kiana was diagnosed with rapidly progressive crescentic glomerulonephritis. The results showed extensive damage to both kidneys and the family was told to prepare for a possible transplant. By the end of 2008, Kiana had undergone 6 rounds of both chemo and steroidal infusions. The doctors were amazed that after the last round she had managed to regain some of her function….we think her angel is looking out for her.
She managed to remain stable, with a few bumps in the road. Kiana knew that the day would come when her kidneys would no longer be able to keep up with her growing body. At her last appointment we were informed that she is beginning to decline and her kidney function is down to 23%. Once her function declines to 20%, or less, Kiana will begin the transplant evaluation and be put on a waiting list for her new kidney. She is scared, but ready to move forward and be healthy again. Currently, Kiana, who is a 7th grader in St. Charles, is attending school only half days because of the fatigue. Even though she has had to give up sports, Kiana was excited to learn that she could help the coaches with her little brother’s basketball team.
If you ever get the chance to meet Kiana you would never guess she was carrying such a huge load. She always has a smile on her face and her laughter is contagious. She truly believes in the saying, ” God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” Kiana loves to read, snowboard, draw, and play sports. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Money donated will be used towards both current and future medical expenses. We can't thank you enough for all your support and generosity. We wouldn't be able to make this journey without you.
~Kiana Mauskemo and Family
Currently, we do not have a donor match. Once, Kiana is placed on the registry there will be a number to call and request to be tested. Kiana is O positive and will need a donor with the same blood type.
Thank you to all of the athletes for your hard work and dedication. You guys ROCK!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, friends, and family who donated their time, food, and auction items...we really appreciate it.
Thank you to everyone who donated towards Kiana's Kidney Fund...words cannot express how grateful we are❤️
We are blessed to have the support of so many wonderful, caring people. The smile on Kiana's face was priceless and it was definitely a night we will never forget:)
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