Girl Beats Renal Disease with a Kidney Transplant | Loyola Medicine

Stephanie’s Story: Girl beats renal disease with a life-saving kidney transplant

Stephanie was 22 months old when she was diagnosed with end stage renal disease. She needed a kidney transplant. After nearly a year on dialysis, she received a kidney–and a new lease on life–thanks to the Loyola Transplant Center and exceptional care. As an organ transplant recipient, Stephanie must continue to use immunosuppressant drugs, which make her more vulnerable to sickness. Despite frequent trips to Loyola for care, she remains upbeat and an inspiration for all. You can be a hero for children like Stephanie by joining us at the Health, Hope & Heroes 5K Run/Walk to benefit pediatric health programs at Loyola University Health System. Visit to learn more.