Kidney transplant – June 1996
Emma was diagnosed with Henloch Schlien when she was ten years old and was put on dialysis for six months leading up to her transplant. Prior to her transplant, Emma found her diet very frustrating as she couldn’t eat chocolate, bananas, potatoes, salt or food with potassium in.
Emma’s transplant went well and she is currently studying for her ‘A’ levels in Art, Textiles, and English. She enjoys going out, listening to music, drawing, playing football and going shopping. In 2003, Emma attended the World and British Transplant Games, where she won a bronze and gold medal respectively.
Emma has now been to two TACKERS camps and enjoys catching up with old friends, having a laugh and improving her skiing and snowboarding techniques.
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