NFT Patient Mikey Noble

January 19, 2010

In 2008, just days after his 18th birthday, Mikey Noble came down with what he thought was the flu. But when he began to experience uncontrollable nosebleeds, a test showed that his blood pressure was dangerously high. Mikey's life changed in an instant.

After a month in the hospital, Mikey was diagnosed with Wegener granulomatosis, a rare autoimmune disorder which inflames the blood vessels and restricts blood flow to critical organs. Doctors told him a kidney transplant was critical to his survival. Fortunately, in May of last year, he received a new kidney thanks to his uncle who was the donor.

Mikey is doing very well and recently completed his first semester of college. The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Mikey's hometown, featured him in a recent issue. To read this young man's story, click here.

To learn more about Mikey, or to make a donation to NFT in his honor, click here.