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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Crystal Enns was just a normal 14 year-old girl back in 2013, then her nose suddenly started bleeding. When it wouldn’t stop bleeding for days, Crystal was rushed to the hospital, where she got a shocking diagnosis.

Doctors diagnosed Crystal with the serious kidney disease juvenile nephronophthisis, which could have led to life-threatening organ failure had it gone undiagnosed. Unfortunately, this was only the beginning of the medical fiasco Crystal’s family was about to endure.

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According to Mad World News, Crystal’s condition required a kidney transplant, and both her parents were eager to volunteer. After her mother Cristy’s blood type was found to be compatible with Crystal’s, doctors put her through a scan to see if she was the best option for her daughter. It was in this scan that doctors noticed a spot on Cristy’s kidney – this spot later proved to be cancer.

Crystal’s father Mark was scanned next, and though he was eager to help his daughter, he was also diagnosed with kidney cancer.

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Eventually, Crystal was able to get a kidney from her Aunt Amy, and her parents immediately underwent surgery to remove their cancer. Now cancer-free, Mark and Cristy believe that if their daughter had never had that pesky nose bleed, none of their illnesses would have been discovered until it was too late.

And that’s how a nose bleed saved three lives.

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