By writer to qctimes.com
Kara Snyder is feisty, scrappy, athletic, vivid and articulate.
She enjoys making life tough for her little brother, would not drive her dad and mom batty like most teenagers do and loves her trusty canine, Hank.
Have I discussed she is feisty?
Right this moment, Kara, of Milan, a bundle of “it is on” vitality, is on the lively transplant listing nationally in the hunt for a operational kidney and donor.
Just a few weeks again, the outwardly wholesome on all fronts 14 year-old developed extreme ache in her aspect and was taken to the emergency room at a Quad-Cities-based medical middle.
Figuring out a bigger, life-threatening situation, native medical doctors had Kara transferred to OSF Saint Francis Medical Middle at Peoria, the place it was decided each kidneys have been failing.
Medical doctors decided her kidneys had stopped rising round age four and would quickly be unable to perform. Kara, they concluded, is affected by kidney (renal) dysplasia and wishes a transplant.
It’s the similar situation Sara Hyland, one of many stars of the tv sitcom “Fashionable Household,” suffers from. Hyland has undergone a kidney transplant twice.
The mind-boggler is Kara confirmed no signs of kidney failure.
“A shock like no different,” mentioned Terri Regulation, Kara’s aunt. Regulation is aiding Jenny and Mark Snyder, Kara’s dad and mom, so the 2 can type by way of the myriad of health-related choices that stand earlier than the household and coordinate health-status journeys to Peoria.
— to qctimes.com