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Celebrating 5 Years Since Kidney Transplant | Kidney Research UK –

Hopes for the future

Since her transplant, Kirran has also become a mother for the first time. She says: “Being a mum is great. My son has changed my life for the better. He’s two years old now and such a character. He’s such a people person, he’s sharing and kind. 

“I just want to live my life with my family. Making sure my son is happy, and for him to grow up knowing that, although things happen in life, you can get through them. 

“I know that my journey with kidney disease isn’t over and that I will probably need dialysis again in the future. I worry for my son because I want him to be at an age where he can understand what is going on. 

“I hope research into kidney disease will mean dialysis is shorter and the machines are more compact, so it allows patients a lot more freedom. Smaller needles which leave less scars would be great too. Being able to dialyse from anywhere with less hassle would be amazing. 

“Being a wheelchair user, driving, working, and then also dialysing was hard, but I want to show people that it doesn’t matter what kind of disability you’ve got, there is a way, and you can get through it.”