At two days old, Krish was transferred to the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) from the hospital where he was born because his bowels were not functioning properly. Diagnostic tests soon revealed that he had Hirschsprung’s disease, which can be fatal because it causes motility issues in the bowels.
He has had many surgeries since and was also placed on Total Parenteral Nutrition because his body was unable to absorb nutrients any other way.
Unfortunately, this type of feeding procedure is hard on the liver and over time, did serious damage to Krish who became critically ill. He lost a lot of blood and when he was seven years old, spent about five weeks in the SickKids pediatric intensive care unit. His kidney was also failing. Krish was placed on the transplant waiting list, needing a kidney and a liver from the same deceased donor.
Two years later, the long-awaited call arrived. Krish was prepped for a 19-hour long transplant surgery for his kidney, liver, and his pancreas and intestines too – one of the most complex transplants ever done by SickKids.
Today, Krish is back at school and his energy and activity levels rival his peers. He also has become a mighty ambassador for organ donations and how they can save and transform kids’ lives.
Krish and his family say they are forever grateful to SickKids for their kindness, compassion, and world class research, treatment, and care. With help from corporate sponsors like you through foundations like the SickKids Foundation, kids like Krish can thrive.
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