Hi! My name is Bryan and I am seventeen years old. I was born with kidney failure due to posterior urethral valves (obstructive uropathy). Even before I was born the doctors told my Mom and Dad that I would die, but I'm way too stubborn! You can ask my Mom about that! I have had a lot of surgeries and was on peritoneal dialysis at home from age one until I was five. Then my Mom gave me one of her kidneys. I also have been diagnosed with autism.

My Mom wanted to let everyone know about me and a little about kidney failure and all that goes with it as well as autism. She wants other moms and dads who have extra special kids to know they aren't alone.

Bryan was featured May 2001