Kyla Aquino

In the six months Kyla waited for a life-saving transplant, she recalls having “no energy for school, work, or any of the activities that [she] normally did.”

At only 15 years old, her kidney function had deteriorated so severely that she required dialysis – a process that was hard on her body and lowered her quality of life.

Fortunately, testing revealed that her father was a compatible match and he was able to donate a kidney to her when she was 15. Several years later, when she was 22 and in need of another transplant, her mother proved to be a match and was able to donate a kidney to Kyla.

“There are so many life lessons that I have learned in the process of both of my transplants,” said Kyla, “One of them was the value of my life. I had to learn at a young age that life is precious; count your blessings.”

Although Kyla considers herself “lucky to have relatives who were a match and were able to donate a kidney – [she] knows others aren’t so fortunate.”

“I am a Donate Life Ambassador for the thousands of people who die waiting for a lifesaving organ. Since my transplants, I have become an avid traveler. I have been to the Philippines, Australia, and all over Europe and will be in the Caribbean this summer. I am able live freely, like I did before I ever got sick. The best part about my transplants is being in a community of miracles.”

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