A Dream Come True

Diagnosed with renal dysplasia just a few months after his birth, Adam, from India, suffered atrophy and severe functional deficiency in both his kidneys. The 9-year-old underwent dialysis at his home in Ras Al Khaimah for the first five years of his life, but his condition continued deteriorating. He needed more advanced care in a specialised facility equipped to deal with his condition. At this point, his parents decided to seek help. Through Al Jalila Foundation’s ‘A’awen’ programme, they found unconditional support.

Adam’s family was able to transfer him to Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital, where he received a complex dialysis procedure through five-hour sessions three to four times a week. When a matching kidney donor was found, Adam had a successful kidney transplant in July 2019, to become the third child to undergo such an operation at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, which continues to establish itself as a pioneering medical hub for paediatrics in the region.

At the recovery of Adam, his father said: “Thanks to Al Jalila Foundation, our dream of providing the life-saving treatment to Adam came true. Today he is among us, recovering and enjoying good health.” He thanked the dedicated team at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital and Al Jalila Foundation for supporting his family.