Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy 12th Birthday, Jamie Sue Turner!! (Dense Deposit Disease Follow-Up)

It’s been a few years since I wrote a blog post about cute little Jamie Sue Turner, an Iowa girl with a rare kidney ailment called “Dense Deposit Disease.”  She is still a cutie, but she is growing up, and in fact, today she is celebrating her 12th birthday. 
Jamie Sue and her pink .22 birthday gift.  

Jamie Sue’s original blog post gets a lot of traffic from all over the world, so I thought it would be nice for readers to see that this young girl is thriving, living her life, dealing with what she needs to deal with medically, and maintaining a positive outlook. 

Jamie Sue performs peritoneal dialysis at home.  Eventually, a kidney transplant will provide some respite for Jamie Sue from this autoimmune kidney disease.  Meanwhile, as you can see in one of her birthday pictures below, she is ready to hunt with her birthday gift—a pink .22 rifle.  Yes, she is an all-American girl. 

God bless you, Jamie Sue!!  Wishing you an abundance of happy birthdays to come!!

Read my original blog post about Jamie Sue "here" to familiarize yourself with the basics of Dense Deposit Disease.

Jamie Sue and sister, Bethany
The University of Iowa Kidneeds page is an excellent resource for more information on Dense Deposit Disease and you will definitely want to check out their page and the additional links they provide about this rare autoimmune condition.

Learn more about Kidneeds and how to find opportunities to participate in their research on Dense Deposit Disease here.

Bethany, Misty (mom), and Jamie Sue

1 comment:

Carolyn Cooper, MPH, RN said...

All of the photos in this blog post are copyright of Misty Turner, Jamie Sue's mother.