9-year-old Robert “Boo,” whose tiny body was ravaged by swine flu during the 2009 outbreak is recovering from a much-needed but once-impossible kidney transplant. He had the transplant July 30 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., nearly four years after contracting the H1N1 virus that killed an estimated 1,282 U.S. children. The seven-hour surgery supplemented Boo’s failing kidneys with a healthy kidney from his mom, Renee, who stayed by her son’s hospital bedside for 501 days in the peak of the pandemic. The family credits their faith in God with helping them get through this difficult time. Read more about this incredible family here.
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