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Local girl in need of a kidney

Finding that perfect donor match has been difficult. Her mom says Gillian's body has built up antibodies. Because of that, only about 4% of the population could potentially be a match. (WICS)

Two young girls are proving just how strong they are. Gillian and Grace Irons both have kidney disease, as well as their father.

Grace, 8, received a kidney about a year ago, while older sister, Gillian, had her first kidney transplant when she was 3-years-old.

"It worked great for six years," her mother said. "But, another disease attacked that kidney and she has been on dialysis for three years waiting for a kidney transplant."

Every night, Gillian is hooked up to a dialysis machine. Finding that perfect donor match has been difficult. Her mom says Gillian's body has built up antibodies. Because of that, only about 4 percent of the population could potentially be a match.

To find out more about being a potential donor, you can contact Barnes Transplant Center in St. Louis at 314-362-5365 ext. 4.

Tell them you are interested in donating to Gillian Irons, a patient at St. Louis Children's Hospital. To Follow their journey, keep up with their Facebook page: Keeping it "Renal" With Gillian and Grace

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