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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

dear mr h-shes an angel


for those who dont know mr h is my grandson who is almost 6 months old
he has chronic renal failure due to an obstruction during the pregnancy that damaged his kidneys
the obstruction was easily fixed right after birth but the residual damage had been done

it is expected that he will have to receive a kidney transplant sometime after his first birthday
it is also possible he will have to undergo dialysis prior to the transplant until he grows enough to receive a donor kidney

when all this happens is determined by how well his damaged kidneys work over the next few months
so as a family we have started following kids who have chronic kidney disease to get a feel for what mr h is up against over the next few months and years
especially those cases that mirror his case

so this last week
there on the tv
on americas got talent was this little angel singing

prior to her singing they did a short story on her

Angelica Hale by Gage Skidmore.jpg

her name
angelica hale
her website
click here

she had septic shock from pneumonia when she was 4
her kidneys were permanently damaged like mr hs kidneys
otherwise she was healthy
she underwent dialysis until she could get a kidney transplant
she got one from her mom a few months later
sometimes moms match
sometimes they dont
its interesting to note that the mom had another pregnancy after she donated a kidney
the little sister was present to listen to her little angel sister sing

it seemed the song she sung that night was really about her story
she sang
fight song
in earlier competition she sang
rise up
girl on fire
yes she has gotten two golden buzzers in her two competitions

after knowing her story and remembering her from her second place in a recent past americas got talent
the song choice blending with her story made all of us here in our house and many in the audience and at home shed a tear

for us
this little angel gave us hope for the future seeing what someone who is going through what mr h is facing
to see her be successful

mr h
let her be your inspiration
dont let this thing slow you down any
do whatever you want to do
make your songs
the fight song
rise up
boy on fire

angelica hale
you get my golden buzzer
mr h
you get my golden buzzer too

the organicgreen doctor

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