A different kind of Christmas list

Five-year-old Kinley Hildebrandt and her parents, Candis and Justin, are waiting to receive a call saying a liver donor has been found for Kinley

Joan Janzen
for The Clarion

Christmas is coming, and five-year-old Kinley Hildebrandt and her parents, Candis and Justin, and big brother Cohen would love nothing more than to receive a call saying a liver donor has been found for Kinley. It’s been four weeks since Kinley was placed on a waiting list for a liver transplant; it’s a much different list than most kids talk about at Christmas.

Kinley Hildebrandt

“There are no other kids her size and blood type that are waiting,” Candis said, and explained further. “An adult can give up to seventy percent of their liver, and Kinley would only require forty percent. The liver actually grows back in three months time.”

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