Girl, two, receives kidney from 'superhero' dono


Anaya Kandola and her mum, Joety, decorate the family Christmas tree
Image caption Anaya had been given “just a few hours to are living” by medical doctors

A critically sick two-year-broken-down lady born with kidney illness has received a donor organ after her family launched a social media allure.

Anaya Kandola, of Newcastle, had both her enlarged kidneys eliminated having been identified with a uncommon condition.

After seeing the allure on Fb, Surinder Sapal, 36, of Wakefield, volunteered to donate considered one of hers.

Anaya’s mother, Joety, described Ms Sapal as “a superhero” and said she had her “heartfelt gratitude”.

Anaya was born withautosomal recessive polycystic kidney illness(ARPKD) and has had dialysis medications for many of her lifestyles. She also suffered a stroke ancient six months.

As organ donors’ predominant formula are no longer handed on to recipients or their families, Mrs Kandola wrote a thanks message in a card given to health chiefs and equipped her phone quantity must Ms Sapal are searching to collect in contact.

‘Very emotional’

She said: “The day she was born the medical doctors educated us she had perchance just a few hours or days to are living.

“I used to be thinking ‘How collect I thank this one that has saved my daughter’s lifestyles?’ I appropriate penned my recommendations and heartfelt gratitude and said they’d attain into our lives as a superhero.

“We’re very, very grateful to her and he or she will likely be share of Anaya’s lifestyles without extinguish.

“I left my phone quantity within the cardboard in case she wished to contact me so she messaged me and I then rang her. We had a genuinely emotional conversation – we cried and we laughed.”

An absence of donors from sad, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities intended the family struggled to collect a appropriate match.

Image caption Surinder Sapal said her family had been now “proud” of her actions

Ms Sapal, a radiographer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Belief, said: “Being a mum myself I belief if my itsy-bitsy one wished attend I would heed to a stranger so why no longer me being a stranger helping one other itsy-bitsy one?

“It was supreme seeing this little human thriving on this reward I’ve given her.

“Coming from an Asian family, it’s frowned upon to give an organ away so each person was against my needs. Now I’ve completed it, each person is so proud.”

The transplant operation was utilized in September at a Newcastle hospital.

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