For Nelson County High School graduate Kristin Fleig, health issues have prolonged her wait for a new kidney.
Fleig has a genetic disorder known as MYH-9 chromosome mutation, which affects her hearing, kidneys and blood.
“Since it’s a genetic disorder, I was born with kidney issues,” she said. “But they didn’t know that was what it was at the time,” and it took 13 years for an official diagnosis.
When she was 9, she was told that she would have to go on dialysis and eventually have a transplant.