I was born with numerous medical issues, including chronic kidney disease and complex cloacal anomaly, but I had a chance to live. 

The wonderful doctors and staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University Hospital of Wales took care of me for a year until I was taken in by my foster carers.  

My foster carers faced me having lots of medical procedures, especially when I had a kidney transplant at the age of four. 

After 12 scary days in the high dependency unit, my new kidney woke up! This was a new start in my life, but many more operations and scary moments were to come. 

The transplant operation made me more able, so I was allowed to travel. I have been to Australia, Thailand, Spain and Portugal. Australia is my favourite destination. Next year, I am going to Disney World in Florida, and I am looking forward to the adventure. 

I am in Year 7. Starting at a new school was daunting, but I have settled in and enjoy the different lessons. History is my favourite lesson at school. My hobbies are playing Xbox, Fortnite and Roblox, and I like drawing which I am very good at. 

I am on the Youth Board at Tŷ Hafan. We debate topics around disability and social issues. We have recently been to Cardiff Museum to look at the issues that affect disabled people there, and to highlight changes that would benefit those with disabilities. 

I have made many friends at Tŷ Hafan and I look forward to making many more. My journey in life will throw up challenges, but let’s stay positive! Onwards and upwards! 

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