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In 2009, Arbedale was hospitalized and nearly lost her life, as her kidneys were functioning at just 7%.
She has since been diagnosed with a blood disorder that has damaged her kidneys, and doctors now say a kidney transplant is essential. While awaiting her transplant, she endures regular dialysis treatments, which take a toll on her survival.
At birth, Carter was diagnosed with branchio-oto-renal syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that has caused hearing loss and an underdeveloped kidney that only functions at 20%. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary.
Like any little boy, Carter likes to spend as much time playing as possible. He loves sports, karate, visiting the beach with his family and...