Family Calls It Their Faith Rewarded
“She had never had a bloody nose before. It lasted 40 minutes and she missed school all day because she kept spitting up blood — it was not normal. We called our family doctor and took her in for lab work, and the results came back indicating kidney problems, so they sent us to a pediatric nephrologist.” – Cristy Enns, Crystal’s Mother
In January of 2013, teenager Crystal was kept home from school because of an unstoppable nosebleed incident. Her mother was worried sick as the nosebleed wouldn’t stop after 40 minutes.
After further testing, Crystal was diagnosed with juvenile nephronophthisis, a rare genetic kidney disease. The disease is notorious for remaining under the radar and will only reveal itself once there is kidney failure.
By 2014, her disease inevitably worsened and she needed a kidney transplant. Mark and Cristy Enns, her mother and father, were both tested to see if they could be eligible kidney donors. Lab results showed that yes they were matching donors, but that both of them had tumors in their kidneys. Crystal’s parents were diagnosed with renal carcinoma, making them unable to donate.
Thanks to the coincidental calamities, Crytal’s parents got treated early enough to save their lives. Crystal’s aunt was the one who successfully donated a kidney donor for Crystal.
Watch their miraculous story below.
Source: CBS DFW