New Market toddler receives new kidney

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A New Market toddler received a new kidney on Wednesday after months of waiting.

Lucas Jones has been on kidney dialysis for more than a year because he was born with multi-cystic displastic kidneys, a condition formed while in the womb.

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Luke’s mother Tara learned in October she is a match and can donate her kidney. They’ve been traveling back and forth from New Market to Nashville for months now, for doctor’s appointments, scans, testing and blood work.

The two were sent in for surgery on Wednesday morning. Both were out of surgery by afternoon and were doing well. Luke was moved to the NICU and his mother was moved into a room for recovery.

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