Nearly four years after her kidney transplant, 10-year-old Jada Jackson continues to share a special bond with her pediatric nephrology team at CHoR. She describes her kidney transplant and years of continued transplant care with Dr. Bunchman, Dr. Lo, nurse Jules and other team members as a special experience.
Jada was born with a kidney condition (multicystic dysplastic kidney) that can worsen over time to where there is little to no normal kidney function. “She received a preemptive living donor kidney transplant in October 2012 and has done very well since her transplant,” said Shirley Alexander-Das, clinical social worker for CHoR’s nephrology team.
Jada will start 5th grade this fall. Her “big smile” and “sweetness” were among the reasons why the nephrology team nominated her for the calendar. Jada enjoyed participating in the July article craft and showed off her big smile in this outtake photo!
More about Jada – Fun Facts
For fun: Loves to bike
Favorite food: Pizza
When I grow up: Wants to be a doctor “to help people”
Favorite CHoR memory: Kidney transplant
Editor’s Note: This “Meet our Calendar Kids” blog series highlights children featured in CHoR’s 2016 Tid*Bits calendar. We’d like to thank all patients, siblings and parents who participated this year. Join our mailing list to receive future issues of the Tid*Bits calendar and newsletters. We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Jada, our featured patient for July 2016.