Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Now It's Just a Waiting Game. I Have a Feeling It Will Take Years'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Now It's Just a Waiting Game. I Have a Feeling It Will Take Years'

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DELISE Cassarino was just two years old when she was diagnosed with a Wilms' tumour - a rare cancer which killed her aunt.

She underwent chemotherapy and managed to battle through the illness only for it to return.

At the age of five she lost both her kidneys and was forced to undergo intensive sessions of dialysis. When she turned eight, Delise's life was transformed when her mum Romina was able to donate one of her kidneys.

The life-changing surgery allowed Delise, from Whalley Range, to live a 'normal' life for the first time. But last July, she received the devastating news that her kidney had failed and she was forced to start dialysis again.

Delise said: "I had a couple of times where my body tried to reject the kidney but didn't reject it completely.

"Last year I got a call saying I needed to be admitted and on the Monday I was on dialysis. …

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