In his 17 years, Montrea "Trea" Thomas has been told twice that he had a potentially fatal disease: end-stage renal failure. After receiving a new kidney from his mother at the age of 2, Trea spent the next decade with very few complications. But in September 2015, he was re-diagnosed with the disease.
"They told us that if we had not brought him in when we did, he wouldn't be here," his mom Krystal said.
Trea endured two years of frequent dialysis treatments before he was able to receive a second kidney transplant. Today, nearly three years later, Trea is a healthy teenager who dreams of becoming an aerospace engineer.
"If it wasn't for this medical center and the people in it, I don't think we could have made it with everything we have been through," said Krystal.
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