Kalli's Story

Kalli has tumours on both her kidneys and will be having an operation to remove them in November 2013. In order to do this she has had several rounds of chemotherapy over the last 6 months, in the hope that part of one of her kidneys can be saved during the operation.

Throughout all of this she has always had a smile on her face and a cheeky giggle for the doctors and nurses, maintaining her playful spirit and thanking everyone for everything they do even if they did hurt her.

She even got used to the long journeys to and from Southampton to have her treatment and reviews, as well as being attached to a 'robot' which administers her chemotherapy for anywhere from 5 hours to 72 hours. As I'm sure you can imagine, this is no mean feat for a 2 year-old.

After Kalli's operation, we will find out the true extent of the tumours and whether she will be lucky enough to keep some kidney. If this happens she will have regular reviews to make sure the kidney is working and eventually she will have to have a transplant.

If she loses both kidneys she will have to start dialysis to do the job of her kidneys. This will involve 3 trips a week to Southampton to have the dialysis as there is no closer children's facility. Eventually she will have a transplant but it will be upwards of 2 years from when she finished her chemo.

Kalli's family are incredibly grateful for your support, and donations received through this page will help them to afford the additional costs associated with her care and wellbeing.

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