Lafayette 2-year-old finds match for kidney transplant

A 2-year-old girl from Lafayette who has a rare kidney disease will finally get the kidney transplant she desperately needs. (WLFI Photo)
A 2-year-old girl from Lafayette who has a rare kidney disease will finally get the kidney transplant she desperately needs. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A 2-year-old girl from Lafayette will finally get the kidney she so desperately needs.

Last month News 18 told you about Lucy Hines, who was born with a multicystic dysplastic kidney. That means one of her kidneys is covered in cysts and doesn’t work. Her other kidney is underdeveloped and only works 7 percent of the time.

Because of this, Lucy has been on dialysis three days a week for three hours a day. But her mother, Anna Hines, said that will all change next month.

“Even though Lucy had a crazy first two years of her life, we wouldn’t want this any other way,” Anna Hines said. “Now, it’s all coming together and, hopefully, our new normal will be so much better for her.”

Anna added, “I don’t know if it’s just because it’s this time of year or what, but you just really get to thinking about what you’re thankful for and what you’ve been blessed with.”

Lucy will undergo the transplant next month at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.