A former JROTC cadet is battling chronic kidney disease and is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant.
Nadia Menjivar’s family says her kidney function is only about 2% and unfortunately her condition is deteriorating rapidly.
“Nadia is 21 years old and is a very energetic, fun and wonderful girl,” Nadia’s mother, Gisela Menzibar, told KTLA.
At the age of 19, Nadia developed a heart infection that caused kidney problems.
“We are at a critical moment now. I am afraid that because of her kidney failure it could lead to other problems…and of course death.
According to Gisela, Nadia’s greatest wish is to become a mother.
“She wants to get married. She wants to have a family, so her biggest concern is, ‘Will I?'” Gisela said.
The family says they are determined to find a solution for their daughter.
“A living donor could come and change Nadia’s life forever,” Gisela said.
KTLA photojournalist Phil Ige reports.
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