Former Classmate Of Dad Battling Colon Cancer Donates Kidney To Toddler Son

nollygrioPublished: April 9, 2017Updated: April 10, 20177 views
Published: April 9, 2017Updated: April 10, 2017

In 2013, Ryan Wagner was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer just one week after his wife Ashley learned that she was pregnant with their son.

The couple created a Facebook page to keep friends and family informed about his health, never imagining that they’d need it two years later to find a kidney donor for their toddler son, Miles.

Miles had his first seizure at 8 weeks old, Doctors determined he was in kidney failure and diagnosed him with a rare genetic condition called primary hyperoxaluria.

When it was determined that Little Miles would need both a liver and a kidney transplant, the Wagners turned back to their Facebook for help.

Miles received a liver from a deceased donor last January, but the family was still in search of a kidney.

Elizabeth Wolodkiewicz, a former high school classmate of the Wagners, saw the post and volunteered.

Elizabeth was determined to be a match, and two underwent successful surgery Monday.

The donation allowed the boy’s father, Ryan Wagner, to see his son, Miles, cured of a rare disease before he loses his own battle with stage 4 colon cancer.

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