Family History Can Save Your Life

In the Fall of 2008,  Dr. S, a nephrologist (kidney) expert, at Vanderbilt University Hospital sat staring at his computer screen. Dr. S looked me briefly and then turned his attention back to the computer screen. He spoke slowly with conviction, “In my line of work,  miracles are rare. Both your kidneys have a fair amount of  amyloid deposits. In every case, I have seen the amyloids go straight for the valves. In a few short months,  amyloids usually kill a healthy kidney.  In your case, the amyloids have settled as far from the valves as they could get. Will they migrate to the valves? Most likely, but  for today, God has sent you a miracle and I have witnessed it.

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