Angelee was a happy and healthy three year old until she contracted the dengue virus resulting in severe dehydration and kidney failure. After six months of dialysis, her kidney function improved enough to discontinue this treatment. She still has high blood pressure and her kidney function is not perfect. However, Angelee is an excellent student, quick witted and forthright. She …
Month: May 2016
Shaquille, originally from Manchester, was diagnosed as having chronic kidney failure because of blocked kidneys (obstructive kidney disease) at 6 weeks of age. Despite surgery, his kidney disease progressed and at age 7, he started dialysis first in Mandeville then Kingston 3 years later for haemodialysis when peritoneal dialysis proved ineffective. Shaquille and his Mom have relocated to Kingston to …
Jonathan was delivered at home during the West Kingston Incursion of 2010. In the first few months of life he became severely malnourished and at 6 months old he was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure from abnormal blocked kidneys (obstructive kidney disease). He was very ill at that time and was hospitalized for nearly two years. His kidney failure progressed …
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About our Founder
Dr. Maolynne Miller became Jamaica’s first paediatric nephrologist in 1984 and is the Founder and Chairperson of the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation (JKKF). A former Associate Lecturer and Paediatric Nephrologist at the University of the West Indies and University Hospital of the West Indies (30 years), she now works full time at her private paediatric nephrology practice at 8 Carvalho …
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