“My brothers wake up early to catch the school bus,” Jason says.” I wake up early for my dialysis treatment. While I wait for my transplant, you give me hope. Not only will I make it to that school bus, but someday, my brother will have to catch up with me.” 

When Jason was born, the Children's National team was already standing by to treat his failing kidneys. He spent his first two months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and he has been in and out of Children's National for the past six years. Jason's mother takes him for his dialysis three days a week, and other specialists treat him for rickets and asthma. "One day, he'll be strong enough for a kidney transplant," his mother says. "Then everything will be normal — he can go to school with all the other kids and have a regular life."

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