Thornton family gets to social media to find Action kidney for their special needs child
As in today's world, social media is among the fastest ways to reach millions of people. This was why family took to this platform for their teenager with special needs battling stage 5 chronic kidney disease and plead public for a kidney donation.
Marwa Rasul graduated in 2020 from the Prairie View High School in Brighton; her graduation was a bittersweet celebration.
Last month, Rasul was rushed to the hospital for blood pressure, but she was diagnosed with stage 5 chronic kidney disease(CKD).
The doctor said that Marwa's kidneys are only working 7%, and her family is scared that the body may reject a new kidney if they wait for too long. According to the National Kidney Foundation, the average wait time for a kidney transplant is three to five years.
Marwa will start getting dialysis done from next week. Doctors had put her on the transplant list, but her parents took to social media to make the procedure quick with free help. The post reads: "O+ KIDNEY DONOR NEEDED" and shares Marwa's story.
Marwa is among the five children in her family and was diagnosed with autism at the age of 1. Her mother said that she has an IQ of a three-year-old, but she is kind and loving.
"We have been through a lot in our lives, a lot of hardship in our lives, but nothing compares to this," Lailuma said.