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A foster child’s urgent need for kidney prompts appeal

As for Leland, all he knows is he needs a transplant — and he’s ready. He knows he can’t eat like other kids, or swim, or go down a water slide until he gets one. When his foster mother drives him past a water park near their home, he points to it and says, “I’m going there when I get my kidney.”

WHO:            Leland, 5

Mark Shen, M.D., President, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (Welcome)
Judge John Specia, Commissioner, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., professor of pediatric and transplantation surgery with the University Transplant Center, a partnership of University Health System and the UT Health San Antonio
Other individuals from transplant community will be available for questions  

WHEN:          Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:         Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, Texas

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