6-year-old kidney transplant survivor sings message of hope - KMSP-TV

6-year-old kidney transplant survivor sings message of hope

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At first glance, Angelica Hale seems like a normal little girl.  Her favorite color is pink, an she wants to be a singer when she grows up.

But before talking about her singing aspirations, you have to know that she almost didn't make it to this point. A simple cold at the beginning of 2012 led to the fight of her life.

"It's been a real wild journey," said her dad, James Hale.  "One I guess we could never really have foreseen."

The cold wouldn't go away . An emergency room visit to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta found her lungs were infected. Other organs began to deteriorate.  Doctors told the Hales Angelica needed a kidney transplant.

Fortunately, Angelica's mother was a donor match. She didn't hesitate.  Doctors performed a kidney transplant and the operation was successful.  It was as if Angelica had a guardian angel. She is still recovering, but in the meantime she is using her voice to keep everyone happy.

Angelica kept her parents spirits up through the whole ordeal. She still spreads her positive influence and even has advice for other children with medical troubles.

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