Carlla Detwiler and Patricia Lopp were strangers brought together by unimaginable adversity of carrying babies who had no working kidneys. Both women were advised to consider terminating their pregnancies, or prepare for the possibility that their babies would die shortly after birth. Newborns with non-functioning kidneys have difficulty surviving because their lungs need amniotic fluid […]
May is Bartter Syndrome Awareness Month in Ohio, thanks to 11-year-old Ethan Hoffman who went to Columbus last year to raise awareness about the serious medical condition. Ethan had been diagnosed at age 4 with Bartter syndrome, a rare group of conditions that affect his kidneys. If undiagnosed or untreated, it can lead to kidney failure or cardiac arrest.