Donor needed to save little girl's life

March 4, 2009 3:47:15 PM PST
A family is holding out hope that someone will be inspired to help save a young girl's life.She needs a kidney and makes a long trip several times a week in an effort to stay healthy enough to get one.

A dialysis machine is all that keeps 4 year old Kiley Hubbard alive. It's why she comes to the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in northern Delaware three times a week. It's a four hour trip from her Monmouth County, New Jersey home.

Borth with three birth defects, its kidney failure that young Kiley can't conquer alone without the help of a donor.

Her mom, Tina, is hoping for a helping hand.

"I'm hoping that someone sees this story and then sees how beautiful she is and decides that she deserves to have a life and comes forward and helps us," Hubbard said.

The Hubbard family has sought donors closer to home, but so far there have been no matches. Tina is convinced the long commute from New Jersey is a deterrent. That's why she's hoping and praying someone closer to the hospital comes forward.

"They see Delaware and they think "Oh, I have to go out there for testing," and it's a long ride and it's an inconvenience," Hubbard said.

She wants potential dontors to know a non-invasive procedure is an option. She also said that Kiley's father donated a kidney, but the procedure failed do to an unforseen complication, that has since been resolved.

If you'd like to help Kiley, contact:

Kidney Donor Advocate
A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
P.O. Box 269
Wilmington, DE 19899

Or call:
(302) 651-4837
(888) 533-3KID

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