By creator to kttc.com
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — On Sunday, Rochester police, Yammy Bear, and Elsa from Frozen got here out to have a good time a three-year-old’s birthday.
Atreyu Sanford is the birthday boy, who’s celebrated his birthday early. His precise birthday is Jun. 19 however he’ll be in dialysis.
His household and pals celebrated his birthday but in addition his power as he battles a medical situation.
“He is obtained Finish-stage Renal Illness so mainly. It is like stage 5 kidney failure,” mentioned Annie Maynard, Atreyu’s mom.
She mentioned he has one kidney that is polycystic and features at lower than 15 %. It is a problem he was born with that is made him must do dialysis since he was a month outdated.
“His third 12 months might be going to be the largest one in all his life. As a result of he’s on the transplant listing and hopefully he’ll get a transplant earlier than the tip of the 12 months. So, if every part goes in accordance with plan. Then he’ll have a brand new kidney. And we’ll be capable to lastly go about having a standard child’s life. Extra so than now, the place he spends three days per week within the clinic,” Maynard mentioned.
His celebration visitors helped additional inspire him to maintain pushing ahead.
“We’re all pulling for you. You understand you have got all of our prayers and assist, and seeing you at the moment you are a fighter. You bought what it takes man,” mentioned officer Garrison Lenz, Rochester Police Division.
“Actually it is simply celebrating him, on the whole. The truth that he is made it this far. The truth that he is simply as unbelievable as he’s actually,” Maynard mentioned. “He’s such a warrior and a champion. And like, he is fought this tough, this lengthy. And like, simply the quantity of stuff he is gone by way of and may nonetheless get up and put a smile on his face and simply be glad all day. It blows me away.”
kidney donors can click here for the residing donor data.
The household mentioned Arteyu would wish a donor who’s 32 years outdated or youthful. With both an A or O blood sort.
She additionally mentioned if somebody is not a match for her son, they need to nonetheless take into account being a donor to a different affected person who wants it.
— to kttc.com