The son of Karen Rhodes and Paul Rybkin was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a severe ailment that gave him only 36 hours to live. Renal failure may ensue from kidney cysts that form as a result of this illness.
In 2013, the couple had a new child, which made them very happy. Maddy regrettably inherited her brother’s disease from birth. In order to guarantee that their daughter would live a long and happy life, the two terrified parents looked for a solution. They refused to accept that their second child might perish from this condition. After two years of effort, Maddy’s father finally succeeded in giving her a chance at life.
For the most of her first year and a half of life, Maddy was surrounded by doctors. She also needed breathing tubes and oxygen treatments. The girl’s stomach was always swollen as a result of the sickness.
All of these things left Maddy helpless, and she regularly felt exhausted and threw up. In the event that a kidney donor cannot be found, doctors are beginning to worry that Maddy won’t live.
Thankfully, the family learned from the doctors that the girl’s father would make a suitable donor.
Karen, Maddy’s mother, was quite worried about her husband and daughter, who were both undergoing surgery.
The fact that the treatment went smoothly and Paul was able to save his daughter was lucky for Paul and Maddy.
Karen asserted that Maddy is a girl now who is full of life and vigor. She said that Maddy was a happy, healthy 2-year-old now, and that her stomach was normal, albeit a little rounder.
Although Paul is delighted that he was able to save his second child, he is also conscious of the fact that what he did was what any good parent would have done in a comparable situation.
“I am ecstatic that our child is healthy and satisfied with life at this point. Even though we encountered many challenging situations and strong emotions, we were able to overcome them. Paul reportedly told The Mirror that any father would have made the same choice as him if doing so would have allowed him to preserve his child.
Given that Maddy overcame her illness and is currently having fun with her friends, her parents are interested in seeing how she grows up to become a typical adult.
Despite the fact that Maddy’s doctors projected she would require another kidney transplant in 25 years, her parents are relishing the moment and are certain that their daughter would be able to overcome this challenge as well.
We hope that this family will always be a happy and joyful union.