Due to a rare condition known as Polycystic Kidney Disease, the son of Karen Rhodes and Paul Rybkin lived barely 36 hours (PKD). Because cysts form in the kidneys, this illness can lead to renal failure.
When the two became parents again in 2013, they were overjoyed, but Maddy was born with the same condition as her brother. The two parents were frightened and attempting to come up with a way to ensure that their daughter lived a long and happy life. They refused to believe that their second kid would be taken by this disease. Maddy’s father was finally able to give her a chance at life after two years of struggle.
Maddy spent the first year and a half of her life surrounded by medical personnel. She also required breathing tubes and oxygen treatments. The sickness had left the girl’s stomach bloated.
All of this rendered Maddy helpless, causing her to become constantly tired and vomit. Doctors are concerned that they will not be able to find a kidney donor for Maddy, and that she would die as a result.
Thankfully, the physicians informed the family that the girl’s father is a viable donor candidate.
Karen, Maddy’s mother, was concerned about her husband and daughter, who were undergoing surgery.
Fortunately, Paul and Maddy were able to save their daughter when the operation was successful.
Maddy, according to Karen, is now a vibrant, energetic young lady. Maddy is now a happy and healthy 2-year-old girl, with a typical, slightly rounder stomach, according to her mother.
Paul is overjoyed that he was able to preserve his second child, but he understands that he did what any father would do in a similar scenario.
“I am overjoyed that we now have a healthy youngster who enjoys life.” We went through a lot of emotions and difficult situations, but we were able to conquer them. According to The Mirror, “any father would have done the same thing as me if it meant saving his child.”
Her parents are excited to see how Maddy grows up as a normal person, especially since the young girl has overcome her illness and is now able to play with her peers.
Maddy will need another kidney transplant in 25 years, according to doctors, but her parents are relishing the present and are optimistic that their daughter will overcome this challenge as well.
We wish for this family to be happy and enjoy one other’s company.