By Sam Read
CRANSTON, R.I. (WJAR) — A popular Cranston market and deli is hoping to help a local one-year-old in desperate need of a living kidney donor.
Garen Yepremian was born with end-stage chronic renal kidney disease and has been on dialysis since he was four months old.
Garen’s family is originally from Lebanon but live in Cranston.
“When my wife was pregnant, they noticed there was an issue with the kidneys. The urine was shooting up instead of down. The fluids were damaging the kidney tissues,” said Sebouh Yepremian, Garen’s dad. “They kept monitoring it. The doctors were like when he’s born, we will fix it, everything will be fine. But then five days later, it was different.”
“They didn’t know the kidneys would be that damaged,” added his wife, Annie.