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A Chance to Recover

Communities In Schools-Bay Area
Physical Health

A mother donates a kidney to her ailing 7 year old – and CIS helps the family get through it.

In 2009, seven-year old Katherine was in desperate need of a kidney transplant – and her hardworking family was struggling financially.

CIS Site Coordinator Hillary developed a special bond with Katherine and celebrated alongside them when Katherine’s mom discovered she was a donor match. Immediately, Hillary got the community together and raised funds to cover gas money, food, utilities and rent – allowing both Mom and Katherine to heal at home until the family could get back on its feet.

Healthy and strong, Katherine is now a seventh grader who has come out of her shell and is looking towards a bright future both academically and physically.

- September 2014

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