Dezi Padilla, 34, and her 1-year-old son, Jayce Valencia, are seen during a doctor’s appointment at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera on Dec. 6. When Jayce was born his kidneys started to fail, and he has been awaiting a kidney transplant since then. To survive, he is hooked up to dialysis and a feeding pump for most of the day.
Dezi Padilla, 34, and her 1-year-old son, Jayce Valencia, are seen during a doctor’s appointment at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera on Dec. 6. When Jayce was born his kidneys started to fail, and he has been awaiting a kidney transplant since then. To survive, he is hooked up to dialysis and a feeding pump for most of the day. Monica Velez mvelez@mercedsunstar.com
Dezi Padilla, 34, and her 1-year-old son, Jayce Valencia, are seen during a doctor’s appointment at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera on Dec. 6. When Jayce was born his kidneys started to fail, and he has been awaiting a kidney transplant since then. To survive, he is hooked up to dialysis and a feeding pump for most of the day. Monica Velez mvelez@mercedsunstar.com

Merced 1-year-old lives ‘hour to hour’ awaiting a kidney transplant

January 15, 2017 3:23 PM