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10-Year-Old Noah Has His Health Under Control

Kidney transplant patient Noah Owens and Dr. Dechu Puliyanda

For Dr. Puliyanda, getting to know her young kidney transplant patient has been every bit as important as tracking his health. Connecting with him on things he cares about, like his science project or what is happening at home, is an important part of his treatment.

"Knowing about Noah helps me be a better doctor," says Dr. Puliyanda.

A plan for a new kidney

Taking control
New kidney, same Noah

"Knowing about Noah helps me be a better doctor."