A rare gift at age 1: a kidney
An uncle’s kidney donation brings child good health
Sarah Pastore wears dainty ballerina shoes. She can’t yet do “tippy toes,’’ but she scoots on her bottom. Her blue eyes seem to dance as she presses colorful letters on a talking alphabet toy. At 15 months, Sarah is resilient. She was born with only one kidney, and it was failing. But doctors at Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospital successfully tranplanted a kidney from her uncle. She is one of the youngest patients ever to have the procedure.